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Lie around   /laɪ ərˈaʊnd/   Listen
Lie around

Hang around idly.  Synonym: lie about.

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"Lie around" Quotes from Famous Books

... him! He is keeping Royal state and semblance still; Knight and noble lie around him, Cold on Flodden's fatal hill. Of the brave and gallant-hearted, Whom ye sent with prayers away, Not a single man departed From his monarch yesterday. Had you seen them, O my masters! When the night began to fall, And ...
— Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers and Other Poems • W.E. Aytoun

... the relations between parent and child are so intimate that they lead to infection, they are certainly not less intimate between husband and wife, and there ought to be just as much infection in this relationship as in the former. The correlation was measured in thousands of cases and was found to lie around .25, being lowest in the poorer classes and ...
— Applied Eugenics • Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson

... by adroit over-commendation of a part, since everything worth judging, whether it be a man, a work of art, or only a fine city, must be judged upon its merits as a whole. The Old Town depends for much of its effect on the new quarters that lie around it, on the sufficiency of its situation, and on the hills that back it up. If you were to set it somewhere else by itself, it would look remarkably like Stirling in a bolder and loftier edition. The point is to see this embellished Stirling planted in the midst of a large, active, and fantastic ...
— The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition - Vol. 1 (of 25) • Robert Louis Stevenson

... researches made to verify this history. The gateway is at the bottom of a tower at some distance from the main body of the Alhambra. The tower had been rent and ruined by gunpowder at the time when the fortress was evacuated by the French. Great masses lie around half covered by vines and fig trees. A poor man, by the name of Mateo Ximenes, who lives in one of the halls among the ruins of the Alhambra, where his family has resided for many generations, pointed out to the author the gateway, still ...
— Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada • Washington Irving

... haven't done much so far," said Manning, with a rueful smile. "I'm sorry—but you don't know how tedious my role's been to me. To act the part of bait, and just lie around before the noses of the fish you're after, and not get a bite in two whole weeks—that's not ...
— Counsel for the Defense • Leroy Scott

... again and run as far as Martha's Vineyard. Perry was all for action, and he had the support of numerous others, but Steve pointed out that running the cruiser in such weather in strange waters was not over pleasant. "It's all well enough for the rest of you, for all you have to do is lie around and read, but it's another thing to stand up there at the wheel and keep from running into ...
— The Adventure Club Afloat • Ralph Henry Barbour

... beautiful things, weaving webs such as the Goddesses weave. Surely an artistic being; her palace is built of hewn stone, not of natural rock, yet it lies in the depths of the forest. Here again she shows her power: wild animals, wolves and lions, lie around—fawning upon, not attacking men, tamed by her powerful drugs. That is, she shows herself the mistress of nature, or rather the transformer thereof; her mighty spell can ...
— Homer's Odyssey - A Commentary • Denton J. Snider

Words linked to "Lie around" :   idle, slug, stagnate, laze

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