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liabilities
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Moby Dick
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  • Queequeg was my own inseparable twin brother; nor could I any way get rid of the dangerous liabilities which the hempen bond entailed.
  • It may be but an idle whim, but it has always seemed to me, that the extraordinary vacillations of movement displayed by some whales when beset by three or four boats; the timidity and liability to queer frights, so common to such whales; I think that all this indirectly proceeds from the helpless perplexity of volition, in which their divided and diametrically opposite powers of vision must involve them.

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as in: she is a liability to our cause Define
any negative trait or thing that creates a problem
as in: the company's liabilities Define
the cash value that an accountant would place on things that are owed; or the things owed
as in: legal liability Define
a legal obligation or responsibility
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