English version

live a lie

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlive a lielive a liePRETENDto pretend all the time that you feel or believe something when actually you do not feel that way I knew that I could not continue to live a lie. live
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live a lieBetts said he announced his homosexuality because he couldn't go on living a lie.I had to leave him - I couldn't go on living a lie.All their married life she had been living a lie.By refraining from questioning I've allowed Liza to go on living a lie.If I accepted this relationship you seem to want, you'd come to hate me for making you live a lie.A few miles from the house where Irina and I live lies an old churchyard.Now Diana will feel she need no longer go on living a lie trapped in a sham relationship.But she was living a lie wasn't she?If you live a lie, what is the next step?
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