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white lie
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
an unimportant lie (especially one told to be polite or helpful)
  • But there are no white lies, there is only the blackness of destruction, and a white lie is the blackest of all.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (94% in)
  • She thought that no man of the outer world would have said this to her at this moment-she thought of the world's code that worshipped white lies as an act of mercy-she felt a stab of revulsion against that code, suddenly seeing its full ugliness for the first timeshe felt an enormous pride for the tight, clean face of the man before her-he saw the shape of her mouth drawn firm in self-control, yet softened by some tremulous emotion, while she answered quietly, "Thank you.
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (68% in)
  • But there are no white lies, there is only the blackness of destruction, and a white lie is the blackest of all.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (94% in)

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