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liable
Used In
1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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unspecified meaning
  • He hated using his hands, and he hated bending down, which was always liable to start him coughing.
  • 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.

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  • At any moment the tension inside you was liable to translate itself into some visible symptom.
  • 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.

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as in: is legally liable Define
held legally responsible
as in: she is liable to Define
likely to; or maybe going to
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