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as in: she is a liability to our cause Define
any negative trait or thing that creates a problem
  • Her temper is her main liability. She hasn’t learned to control angry attacks at anyone who disagrees with her.
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as in: the company's liabilities Define
the cash value that an accountant would place on things that are owed; or the things owed
  • The company’s liabilities exceed its assets. I do not think it can borrow more money.
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as in: legal liability Define
a legal obligation or responsibility
  • They have legal liability for accidents caused by the defective tires.
  • Exposing people to liability against the standard of hindsight, however, creates not a safer world but one in which people simply avoid socially useful activities. Obstetricians quit. Seesaws disappear. Businesses stop giving references. The City of New York did, in fact, cut the limbs off trees near playgrounds so children would not be tempted to climb them.
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  • You’ll just be a liability.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • If they went in after him, it would have been a big liability issue.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King

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  • She was getting away from Tipton and Freshitt, and her own sad liability to tread in the wrong places on her way to the New Jerusalem.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Frankly, if he heads for Macao, he could become a terrible liability rather than the asset we think we’ve created.’
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • But I was pathetic, a blundering liability to my own team, always in the way of an opportune pass or unwittingly blocking an open lane.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • You’re not only gonna be useless, you’re gonna be a positive liability unless you get some rest, preferably sleep.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • They said that he bad exposed them to liability.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • But in the air, those were liabilities.
    James Patterson  --  School’s Out - Forever
  • You are a liability to your group.
    James Patterson  --  Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
  • There was no way anybody would actually attack me, would they? I mean, Olympus had to have liability issues, right?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief

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  • It was a devil of a blow; it was like death; for she imagined that by that time she had really got to the bottom of her husband’s liabilities.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • And anything less than that is a liability.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • No visible blemish, indeed, as with the lady; no, but an occasional liability to a vocal defect.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • When Mal’akh had first seen Trish in the lobby, he’d seen a liability.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • John Carroll is a Southern gentleman whose integrity and high standards have become liabilities.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • Maybe it’s even a liability.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • Or is that only a dangerous liability?
    Clement Greenberg  --  Avant-garde and Kitsch
  • The Englishman entered, and found Morrel seated at a table, turning over the formidable columns of his ledger, which contained the list of his liabilities.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • If he heads for Macao,’ Mr Allister had said quietly, ’he could be a terrible liability
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Think of the liability exposure.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Unexpected liabilities kept on cropping up—and that afflicted fool did not make it any easier.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • I do not deny that he has kept me in the dark as to his resources and his liabilities both,’ she went on, looking at the wall; ’but I never will desert Mr. Micawber!’
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • There were accidents to machinery, the liability of trains to run off the line, collisions, bad weather, the blocking up by snow—were not all these against Phileas Fogg?
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • I trust I have not, in talking of his liabilities, given the impression that poor Edward was a promiscuous libertine.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • Perhaps it was his fondness for another person also that made him particularly anxious to take some security against his own liability to spend the hundred pounds.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • By writing only to himself, for himself, by dutifully reckoning day by day his moral assets and liabilities, and particularly the liabilities, he could thus improve himself.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • But his really trying liabilities were mostly in the nature of generosities proper to his station.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • By writing only to himself, for himself, by dutifully reckoning day by day his moral assets and liabilities, and particularly the liabilities, he could thus improve himself.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • In the baser sort, its effect was to increase the liability to sluggishness and dependence, and induce the victim of a shadowy hope to remit all self-effort, while awaiting the realization of his dreams.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • For me the district institutions simply mean the liability to pay fourpence halfpenny for every three acres, to drive into the town, sleep with bugs, and listen to all sorts of idiocy and loathsomeness, and self-interest offers me no inducement.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • "They admit no liability at all, but in consideration of your son’s services, they wish to present you with a certain sum as compensation."
    W. W. Jacobs  --  The Monkey’s Paw
  • Crisis Doesn’t Excuse Liabilities
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • A dog that had become a liability.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • The liabilities would be .
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • My parents are a liability in this as in other matters.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Andie would be a liability going forward.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • She would not like the liability implications, but then again, were there such implications?
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • If the marriage-wrecking knowledge of my liabilities surfaced before the wedding, I wasn’t sure what would happen.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Queequeg was my own inseparable twin brother; nor could I any way get rid of the dangerous liabilities which the hempen bond entailed.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Particularly when you have no weapons except your genius, which is not a weapon but a great liability.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Horrid visions passed through my mind when I thought of his liability to fall into the slave trader’s hands.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • She knew every farmer for miles about: how much land he had under cultivation, how many cattle he was feeding, what his liabilities were.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • It was in limiting those liabilities that the best distinguished themselves from the merely better.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • They found the office of the refuge manager at the far end of town and Matt went in and received a permit and signed a liability release.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Came the day when Grey Beaver, deciding that the liability of her running away was past, released Kiche.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • I would be worse than useless in battle, I would be a weakness and a liability, one who could easily be captured and used against you.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • We allege criminal misconduct; we shout about antitrust; we sue for ancient and dubious liabilities.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • The crowd suddenly seemed like a liability.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • To save money, they carried only liability coverage with their car.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • It fell to Mike Strank to confront Rene’s liabilities and turn this weak link into a useful integer in the chain.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
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