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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Falsity  \Fal"si*ty\,  n.;pl.  {Falsities}.  [L.  falsitas:  cf  F. 
  fausset['e],  OF  also  falsit['e].  See  {False},  a.] 
  1.  The  quality  of  being  false;  coutrariety  or  want  of 
  conformity  to  truth. 
 
  Probability  does  not  make  any  alteration,  either  in 
  the  truth  or  falsity  of  things  --South. 
 
  2.  That  which  is  false;  falsehood;  a  lie;  a  false  assertion. 
 
  Men  often  swallow  falsities  for  truths.  --Sir  T. 
  Brown. 
 
  Syn:  Falsehood;  lie;  deceit. 
 
  Usage:  {Falsity},  {Falsehood},  {Lie}.  Falsity  denotes  the 
  state  or  quality  of  being  false.  A  falsehood  is  a 
  false  declaration  designedly  made  A  lie  is  a  gross, 
  unblushing  falsehood.  The  falsity  of  a  person's 
  assertion  may  be  proved  by  the  evidence  of  others  and 
  thus  the  charge  of  falsehood  be  fastened  upon  him 




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