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29th Nov '16 1:22:52 AM eroock
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-> "Would Sonic the Hedgehog please report to the security office? Repeat, Sonic the Hedgehog please report to the security office. We've found your -- er... your keys! That's it, we've found your keys. No need to be ready for a trap, since we only wish to return your keys!"

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-> "Would ->''"Would Sonic the Hedgehog please report to the security office? Repeat, Sonic the Hedgehog please report to the security office. We've found your -- er... your keys! That's it, we've found your keys. No need to be ready for a trap, since we only wish to return your keys!"keys!"''
17th Oct '16 4:31:57 AM ClatoLawa
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' fic ''Fanfic/SpotsOff'', Chat Noir visits Marinette after her identity as Ladybug as publicly exposed. When she asks if he found out from the news broadcast, he hesitates before agreeing. As the reader knows, he actually found out when Nino called Adrien a couple of hours ago and told him about a viral video of her transforming, but he's not yet in a position to tell her they have mutual friends out of costume.
20th Aug '16 12:03:42 PM Premonition45
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Compare/contrast with SuspiciouslySpecificDenial, where saying ''too much'' suggests you're being dishonest.
6th Aug '16 6:52:54 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', when Matt tells Daphne he believes she's reformed, the poor guy is told HesitationEqualsDishonesty, with the extra twist that the amount of time he hesitated was only significant to someone with SuperSpeed.

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* In ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', when Matt tells Daphne he believes she's reformed, the poor guy is told HesitationEqualsDishonesty, Hesitation Equals Dishonesty, with the extra twist that the amount of time he hesitated was only significant to someone with SuperSpeed.



* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'', and doubtless many other older {{RPG}}s without much spoken dialog, use this trope to convey to the player that a particular dialog tree choice is... [[HesitationEqualsDishonesty the gospel truth, of course]]. In modern gaming, tags such as "<Lie>" are included instead to indicate to the player that his character is lying.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'', and doubtless many other older {{RPG}}s without much spoken dialog, use this trope to convey to the player that a particular dialog tree choice is... [[HesitationEqualsDishonesty the gospel truth, of course]].course. In modern gaming, tags such as "<Lie>" are included instead to indicate to the player that his character is lying.
6th Aug '16 6:50:58 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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-> "Would Sonic the Hedgehog please report to the security office? Repeat, Sonic the Hedgehog please report to the security office. We've found your -- er... your keys! [[BadLiar That's it, we've found your keys]]. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial No need to be ready for a trap]], [[BlatantLies since we only wish to return your keys]]!"

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-> "Would Sonic the Hedgehog please report to the security office? Repeat, Sonic the Hedgehog please report to the security office. We've found your -- er... your keys! [[BadLiar That's it, we've found your keys]]. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial keys. No need to be ready for a trap]], [[BlatantLies trap, since we only wish to return your keys]]!"keys!"
23rd Jul '16 11:42:00 PM Jdb1984
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*



%%* ''Franchise/StarWars'': "That's... why I'm here!"

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%%* ''Franchise/StarWars'': "That's... why I'm here!"* ''Franchise/StarWars'':Obi-Wan in A New Hope had a slight hesitation before telling Luke that his father was betrayed and murdered by Darth Vader, instead of telling him that Anakin and Vader were one and the same. Though, when the line was uttered in 1977, it was originally planned that Vader and Anakin were going to be two different people. And in a way, it was still "true" FromACertainPointOfView after the change.
4th Jul '16 11:48:19 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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* This trope is likely part of why [[LonersAreFreaks introverted people are often distrusted by extroverted people]]. As [[http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2003/03/caring-for-your-introvert/302696/ this article]] says, an introvert usually thinks before he/she speaks, while an extrovert tends to speak as he/she thinks. Because saying their thoughts aloud right as they come is natural for an extrovert, they assume that anyone who doesn't do that is trying to hide something.
7th Feb '16 4:58:12 PM DrOO7
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** Statement analysis of the things said by many criminals have noted that they often repeat the questions that they have been asked--"Where was I last night?", "What time did I leave?", etc. This is because they are sensitive questions and repeating them allows the person to hesitate and think of an answer without making it obvious that they are doing so.
7th Feb '16 12:23:34 AM Trocheetroper
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-> "Would Sonic the Hedgehog please report to the security office? Repeat, Sonic the Hedgehog please report to the security office. We've found your -- er... your keys! [[BadLiar That's it, we've found your keys]]. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial No need to be ready for a trap]], [[BlatantLies since we only wish to return your keys]]!"
-->-- '''Doctor Eggman''' in ''VideoGame/SonicColors''
27th Jan '16 6:38:41 PM PaulA
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* In ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations]]'', when Edgeworth is cross-examining Larry Butz:

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* In ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations]]'', ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations'', when Edgeworth is cross-examining Larry Butz:
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