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used in
1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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liable
Used in
1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • At any moment the tension inside you was liable to translate itself into some visible symptom.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He hated using his hands, and he hated bending down, which was always liable to start him coughing.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Repairs, except what you could do for yourself, had to be sanctioned by remote committees which were liable to hold up even the mending of a window-pane for two years.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • A word which was difficult to utter, or was liable to be incorrectly heard, was held to be ipso facto a bad word: occasionally therefore, for the sake of euphony, extra letters were inserted into a word or an archaic formation was retained.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: she is liable to
as in: is legally liable
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