THIS page provides hundreds of example sentences taken from English literature, illustrating the use of various words.

‘Lie’

Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using the word ‘Lie’.

1

“The ship is bought and fitted. She lies at anchor, ready for sea.”

From ‘Treasure Island’, by Robert Louis Stevenson.

2

We twisted ourselves about, and lay as still as death, with every sense alert.

From ‘The First Men in the Moon’, by H.G. Wells.

3

“Jane, your little feet are bare; lie down and cover yourself with my quilt.”

From ‘Jane Eyre’, by Charlotte Brontë.

4

He was fast asleep; lying, easily, with his head upon his arm, as I had often seen him lie at school.

From ‘David Copperfield’, by Charles Dickens.

5

“The desert is wide and there is no water in it, the mountains are high and covered with snow, and man cannot say what lies beyond them.”

From ‘King Solomon’s Mines’, by John Buchan.

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Could

“I could not even see where you were.”

From ‘Northanger Abbey’, by Jane Austen.

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