Even calling the staff crew members is a polite lie.
You pronounce my name as though it were a polite lie.
From a lot of men, that would have been a polite lie.
One day, maybe when she was ninety years old, she might learn the art of the polite lie.
What do you say when someone can read your emotions, so that you can't hide behind polite lies?
For that moment the compliment wasn't a polite lie.
Thank you, spear maiden, she thought, for the polite lie.
This last was a polite lie, and both of them knew it.
The rest of what they tell us is mostly polite lies .
I knew perfectly well why, but I expected a polite lie.