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  • This, by the way, was a very remarkable circumstance, miniatures being liable to so many changes of expression—’Oh, Pluck!
  • He had already called to mind the strict injunctions of secrecy as to his past life, which Nicholas had laid upon him when they travelled from Yorkshire; and a confused and perplexed idea that his benefactor might have committed some terrible crime in bringing him away, which would render him liable to heavy punishment if detected, had contributed, in some degree, to reduce him to his present state of apathy and terror.

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