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liable
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liable
Used in
Bleak House
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  • We are liable to be tumbled out neck and crop at a moment's notice.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • As you say, Mr. Smallweed, here's Matthew Bagnet liable to be fixed whether or no.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It's my duty to inform you that any observations you may make will be liable to be used against you.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Poor little thing, she's liable to spasms, and it's good for her to have her mind employed.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Lady Dedlock is always the same exhausted deity, surrounded by worshippers, and terribly liable to be bored to death, even while presiding at her own shrine.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I made a mistake; we are all liable to mistakes; I won't do so any more, and I'll become such a lawyer as is not often seen.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • If you were living in an unfinished house, liable to have the roof put on or taken off—to be from top to bottom pulled down or built up—to-morrow, next day, next week, next month, next year—you would find it hard to rest or settle.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: is legally liable
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