false light

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A point of view resulting in a misleading or inaccurate representation of a person, situation, or fact.
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To the untrue man, the whole universe is false—it is impalpable—it shrinks to nothing within his grasp. And he himself in so far as he shows himself in a false light, becomes a shadow.

Submitted on July 10, 2018

Additional definitions for 'false light':

false lightA cause of action arising under the common law where a person is portrayed in a way which, while not technically false, is misleading and likely to cause embarrassment to that person.
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