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as in:  she is liable to

She’s so busy, she’s liable to forget.
  likely to; or maybe going to
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  • She’s so busy, she’s liable to forget.
  • She’s not liable to forget something that important.
  • It was noticed that they were especially liable to break into ’Four legs good, two legs bad’ at crucial moments in Snowball’s speeches.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • About all the sorrow and afflictions in this world; how it’s liable to strike anywhere, like lightning.
    William Faulkner  --  As I Lay Dying

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  • He told him shut up or cousin or no cousin he liable to shoot him himself.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
  • They’re liable to arrest me!
    Arthur Miller  --  Death of a Salesman
  • If you go late in the morning they’re liable to be cranky after seeing hundreds of men women and children sick and asking for help.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • ... and if there is some awful stormy calamity, we’re every last one of us liable to be lost at sea, you know that?
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • insisted Mrs. Braddocks, who in the excitement of talking French was liable to have no idea what she was saying.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
  • ...something in it that was liable to get out.
    Forest Carter  --  Education of Little Tree

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  • Mike was liable to exaggerate when he got excited.
    Dalton Trumbo  --  Johnny Got His Gun
  • If you leave him in the chocolate-mixing barrel too long, he’s liable to get poured out into the fudge boiler,
    Roald Dahl  --  Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
  • he’s liable to bite somebody else
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • She’s liable to say anything.
    August Wilson  --  Fences
  • If the judge decides Darry isn’t a good guardian or something, I’m liable to get stuck in a home somewhere.
    S.E. Hinton  --  The Outsiders
  • Wining Boy’s liable to see anything.
    August Wilson  --  The Piano Lesson
  • The unfortunate who has no hope of a change for the better has less reason to throw away his life than the prosperous who, if he survive, is always liable to a change for the worse, and to whom any accidental fall makes the most serious difference.
    Thucydides  --  Pericles’s Funeral Oration
  • Certainly the animals did not want Jones back; if the holding of debates on Sunday mornings was liable to bring him back, then the debates must stop.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • It had been felt that the existence of a farm owned and operated by pigs was somehow abnormal and was liable to have an unsettling effect in the neighbourhood.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • All faiths constitute a revelation of Truth, but all are imperfect and liable to error.
    Mahatma Gandhi
  • The stone was sharp on the inside and round on the outside, which, as every one knows, is the most dangerous kind that a horse can pick up, at the same time cutting his foot and making him most liable to stumble and fall.
    Anna Sewell  --  Black Beauty
  • liable to get diabetes
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