History Main / HesitationEqualsDishonesty

11th Aug '17 12:49:33 AM Kalmbach
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-->'''Stevenson:''' Don't wait for the translation, answer 'yes' or 'no'!"[note] Stevenson was justified, in that he knew Zorin knew English well enough that he could answer the question without it being translated into Russian.[[/note]]

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-->'''Stevenson:''' Don't wait for the translation, answer 'yes' or 'no'!"[note] 'no'!"[[note]] Stevenson was justified, in that he knew Zorin knew English well enough that he could answer the question without it being translated into Russian.[[/note]]
11th Aug '17 12:48:46 AM Kalmbach
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-->'''Stevenson:''' Don't wait for the translation, answer 'yes' or 'no'!"

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-->'''Stevenson:''' Don't wait for the translation, answer 'yes' or 'no'!" 'no'!"[note] Stevenson was justified, in that he knew Zorin knew English well enough that he could answer the question without it being translated into Russian.[[/note]]
8th Jun '17 7:16:17 AM jormis29
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* Jon Lovitz's "The Liar" character from ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''. "[[BlatantLies Yeah... that's the ticket!]]"

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* Jon Lovitz's Creator/JonLovitz's "The Liar" character from ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''. "[[BlatantLies Yeah... that's the ticket!]]"
4th May '17 5:40:31 AM dmcreif
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** The premise of the work is that a young woman named Sarah Corrigan accidentally stumbles upon Matt Murdock's secret identity of Daredevil. This prompts Matt to track her down and intimidate her in an alleyway to find out how much she knows about him:

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** The premise of the work is that Sarah Corrigan, a young woman named Sarah Corrigan secretary at a company that used to be part of Wilson Fisk's criminal enterprise, accidentally stumbles upon Matt Murdock's secret identity of Daredevil. This prompts Matt Matt, after conversing with Foggy about what to do, decides to track her down and intimidate her in an alleyway outside her apartment to find out how much she knows about him:



** It happens again later on when Sarah goes to the 15th precinct to fix a traffic ticket her dad received, at the same time that Matt is there, and he mistakenly thinks she's there to rat him out. Matt hastily follows her and drags her into an alleyway to interrogate her:

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** It happens again later on when Sarah goes to the 15th precinct to fix a traffic ticket her dad received, at the same time received. Then she sees Matt and Foggy conversing with Brett Mahoney and immediately backpedals, knowing that Matt is there, and he mistakenly thinks will think she's there to rat him out. Matt hastily follows her and drags her into an alleyway to interrogate her:
12th Mar '17 9:53:24 PM KD
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* [=RPGs=] with a CharacterAlignment system, such as ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' or ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'' sometimes allow the exact same words to be spoken as truth or lie, only differentiated by a "<Lie>" tag. With no tag, opinions and claims are assumed to be the character's genuine belief, and alignments will adjust accordingly.
24th Feb '17 2:01:32 AM Nazetrime
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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': In Chapter 14, Onni figures out that Reynir is lying about the entire crew being fine after the battle from Chapter 13 due Reynir taking two {{Beat Panel}}s worth of time to answer when he asks after Tuuri and Lalli.
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18th Jan '17 2:18:00 PM dmcreif
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* In the ''Series/Daredevil2015'' fanfic ''Fanfic/WhatTheyWouldntDo'':
**The premise of the work is that a young woman named Sarah Corrigan accidentally stumbles upon Matt Murdock's secret identity of Daredevil. This prompts Matt to track her down and intimidate her in an alleyway to find out how much she knows about him:
-->'''Matt Murdock:''' Alright, Sarah. Now we're going to talk about me. Do you know who I am?
-->''[Sarah can feel her palms starting to sweat and tries to play dumb]''
-->'''Sarah Corrigan:''' Y-you're...Daredevil.
-->'''Matt Murdock:''' I think you know that's not what I'm asking. Do you know who I ''really'' am?
-->'''Sarah Corrigan:''' I—I, um— ''[Matt increases his hold on her throat just slightly—not painful, but undeniably threatening]''
-->'''Matt Murdock:''' If you're thinking of lying, rethink it. Do you know who I am?
-->'''Sarah Corrigan:''' Yes.
-->'''Matt Murdock:''' What's my name?
-->'''Sarah Corrigan:''' Matthew. M-Matthew Murdock.
**It happens again later on when Sarah goes to the 15th precinct to fix a traffic ticket her dad received, at the same time that Matt is there, and he mistakenly thinks she's there to rat him out. Matt hastily follows her and drags her into an alleyway to interrogate her:
-->'''Matt Murdock:''' You know, if you were going to try and turn me in without me catching you, it might have been a smarter move to go to a police station not in Hell's Kitchen.
-->'''Sarah Corrigan:''' Okay, w-wait. I know what you're thinking—
-->'''Matt Murdock:''' I'm thinking that you just broke your part in our agreement, Sarah, less than twenty four hours after you swore you wouldn't, so give me one good reason why I shouldn't do the same.
-->'''Sarah Corrigan:''' I wasn't there about anything to do with you. I swear. I wasn't going to—
-->'''Matt Murdock:''' We'll get to what you were going to do in a minute. What I need to know right now is what you've already done. If the police station wasn't your first stop then my friends are in danger, meaning you have about ten seconds to tell me the truth. Have you already told someone?
-->'''Sarah Corrigan:''' No. No, I—I haven't. A-and I wasn't going to in there, either.
-->'''Matt Murdock:''' Then why were you there?
-->''[lengthy silence]''
-->'''Matt Murdock:''' [[LampshadeHanging You know, when someone takes this long to answer, it's not usually a good indicator that they're about to tell you the truth.]]
-->'''Sarah Corrigan:''' It…it was for…personal reasons.
-->'''Matt Murdock:''' "Personal reasons?" This is my ''life'' you're messing with. The lives of people I love. You can at least come up with a better lie than "personal reasons".
-->'''Sarah Corrigan:''' It's not a lie! I just, I can't—I can't tell you. Why I was there. B-but it had nothing to do with you, I swear.
-->'''Matt Murdock:''' Really. If it had nothing to do with me, why can't you tell me what it was?"
-->'''Sarah Corrigan:''' I just—you don't need to know. It's not relevant. T-to anything that we're doing.
-->'''Matt Murdock:''' So you're telling me that your mysterious reason for being in the police station has nothing to do with me? Nothing to do with Orion, or why you're working there? No connection to…any of that at all?
-->'''Sarah Corrigan:''' [[BlatantLies R-right. No connection.]]



* Played with in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', when Anna's hair started to turn white after Elsa accidentally cursed her with her ice magic:

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* Played with in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', when Anna's hair started starts to turn white after Elsa accidentally cursed curses her with her ice magic:



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* ''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.
* Averted in ''Film/InsideMan''. When Jodie Foster confronts Christopher Plummer, asking him if it was true that he used to work for the Nazis in WWII, he hesitates for about four seconds...then smiles and says "Yes." Either he was a truly honest man, who was old and had nothing to lose, or he realized that hesitating that long before lying about it would make it obvious that he was lying.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'':Obi-Wan ''Franchise/StarWars'': Obi-Wan in A New Hope had has 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.
* Averted in ''Film/InsideMan''. When Jodie Foster Madeline White confronts Christopher Plummer, Arthur Case, asking him if it was true that he used to work for the Nazis in WWII, he hesitates for about four seconds...then smiles and says "Yes." Either he was a truly honest man, who was old and had nothing to lose, or he realized that hesitating that long before lying about it would make it obvious that he was lying.
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.
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