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liable
used in David Copperfield

4 uses
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  • I thought of Steerforth: and a foolish, fearful fancy came upon me of his being near at hand, and liable to be met at any turn.
    Chapters 49-51 (97% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • ...informed him that they had given his letter their best consideration, 'with a view to the happiness of both parties' — which I thought rather an alarming expression, not only because of the use they had made of it in relation to the family difference before-mentioned, but because I had (and have all my life) observed that conventional phrases are a sort of fireworks, easily let off, and liable to take a great variety of shapes and colours not at all suggested by their original form.
    Chapters 40-42 (20% in)
  • 'It's a complaint we are all liable to, Little One, as we get on in life,' said my aunt, cheerfully; 'I don't feel more free from it than I used to be, I assure you.'
    Chapters 46-48 (94% in)
  • Betwixt you and me, Mas'r Davy — and you, ma'am — wen Mrs. Gummidge takes to wimicking,' — our old country word for crying, — 'she's liable to be considered to be, by them as didn't know the old 'un, peevish-like.
    Chapters 49-51 (75% in)

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