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liable
Used In
Animal Farm
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as in: she is liable to Define
likely to; or maybe going to
  • It was noticed that they were especially liable to break into ’Four legs good, two legs bad’ at crucial moments in Snowball’s speeches.
  • Certainly the animals did not want Jones back; if the holding of debates on Sunday mornings was liable to bring him back, then the debates must stop.

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  • It had been felt that the existence of a farm owned and operated by pigs was somehow abnormal and was liable to have an unsettling effect in the neighbourhood.

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  • She’s so busy, she’s liable to forget.
  • She’s not liable to forget something that important.

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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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