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liable
used in The Scarlet Letter

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  • Though by no means less liable than their fellow-men to age and infirmity, they had evidently some talisman or other that kept death at bay.
    Introductory (24% in)
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  • These old gentlemen—seated, like Matthew at the receipt of custom, but not very liable to be summoned thence, like him, for apostolic errands—were Custom-House officers.
    Introductory (10% in)
  • Yet Mr. Dimmesdale would perhaps have seen this individual's character more perfectly, if a certain morbidness, to which sick hearts are liable, had not rendered him suspicious of all mankind.
    Chapter 10 -- The Leech and his Patient (16% in)
  • He looked haggard and feeble, and betrayed a nerveless despondency in his air, which had never so remarkably characterised him in his walks about the settlement, nor in any other situation where he deemed himself liable to notice.
    Chapter 16 -- A Forest Walk (94% in)

There are no more uses of "liable" in The Scarlet Letter.

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