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Falsifying   /fˈɔlsəfˌaɪɪŋ/   Listen

The act of determining that something is false.  Synonyms: disproof, falsification, refutal, refutation.

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"Falsifying" Quotes from Famous Books

... the same off on credulous admirers of rare prints for possibly a thousand times their real value. And it is a common practice for these insidious sharks further to prey upon unsuspecting book-buyers by obtaining publications of reputable houses and falsifying them by the insertion of spurious titles calculated to delude the buyer into the belief that there are "only fifty copies issued." Many of them are ostracized book-salesmen who have at some previous time enjoyed the confidence of their employers, but ...
— Book-Lovers, Bibliomaniacs and Book Clubs • Henry H. Harper

... permissible?" Then he takes up the cases of children and the insane, who are not entitled to know all the truth, and asks if it be right not only to conceal the truth but to falsify it, in talking with them. Concealment may be a duty, he admits, but he denies that falsifying is ever a duty. "How shall ethics ever be brought to lay down a duty of lying [of 'white lying'], to recommend evil that good may come? The test for us is, whether we could ever imagine Christ acting in this way, either for the sake of others, or—which would be quite as ...
— A Lie Never Justifiable • H. Clay Trumbull

... supported at the expense of an oppressed people! Was this not interfering in temporal matters? I could multiply authorities, Governor, to an indefinite extent, sustaining Mr. Wesley's views, and falsifying all you say, but this would swell my reply beyond what I intended in the outset. Let me call your attention to Brownson's Review, for July, 1853, where you will find all this power, and even more, claimed for the Pope, over temporal ...
— Americanism Contrasted with Foreignism, Romanism, and Bogus Democracy in the Light of Reason, History, and Scripture; • William Gannaway Brownlow

... periods you could, had you wished and had you been a forger, for example, or had you any reason for falsifying the entries, ...
— The Man Who Knew • Edgar Wallace

Words linked to "Falsifying" :   disproof, falsify, determination, finding

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