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  • Liable as you have been to severe colds, indeed you ought to be particularly careful, especially at this time of year.
  • And as I looked at her, though I never saw her appear to more advantage, it struck me that she was heated, and would therefore be particularly liable to take cold.

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  • Emma was just describing the nature of her friend’s complaint;—"a throat very much inflamed, with a great deal of heat about her, a quick, low pulse, &c. and she was sorry to find from Mrs. Goddard that Harriet was liable to very bad sore-throats, and had often alarmed her with them."
  • Vanity, extravagance, love of change, restlessness of temper, which must be doing something, good or bad; heedlessness as to the pleasure of his father and Mrs. Weston, indifferent as to how his conduct might appear in general; he became liable to all these charges.
  • — A few words which dropped from him yesterday spoke his opinion, and some censure I acknowledge myself liable to.
  • "—Mrs. Churchill’s state, however, as many were ready to remind her, was liable to such sudden variation as might disappoint her nephew in the most reasonable dependence—and Mrs. Weston was at last persuaded to believe, or to say, that it must be by some attack of Mrs. Churchill that he was prevented coming.

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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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