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liable as in:  is legally liable

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  • They jury concluded that Starbucks is not liable for burns their customer received when coffee spilled into her lap.
    liable = legally responsible
  • if anyone bothers you tell them 'tis government orders and they're not to interfere in government business and if they lay a finger on you they're liable to arrest, imprisonment and a large fine   (source)
  • As he cannot be influenced by those feelings which you rank highly as temptation and reward to the soldier and sailor in their choice of a profession, as heroism, and noise, and fashion, are all against him, he ought to be less liable to the suspicion of wanting sincerity or good intentions in the choice of his.   (source)
    liable = thought guilty
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liable as in:  she is liable to

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  • She's not liable to forget something that important.
    liable = likely
  • If the judge decides Darry isn't a good guardian or something, I'm liable to get stuck in a home somewhere.   (source)
    liable = likely to
  • He's liable to start somethin', and there's some little folks here.   (source)
    liable = maybe going to
  • She's liable to say anything.   (source)
    liable = may (maybe going to)
  • 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.   (source)
    liable = likely (to); or maybe going (to)
  • "Princess Alyss is dead!" the tree said loudly, as if for the benefit of an unseen but all-hearing force liable to inflict great hurt at the slightest provocation.   (source)
    liable = likely
  • If you leave him in the chocolate-mixing barrel too long, he's liable to get poured out into the fudge boiler,   (source)
    liable = maybe going to
  • He hated using his hands, and he hated bending down, which was always liable to start him coughing.   (source)
  • He snatched the book from me and replaced it hastily on its shelf, muttering that if one brick was removed the whole library was liable to collapse.   (source)
  • he's liable to bite somebody else   (source)
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  • But you can't expect me to visit here again in a hurry, if I'm liable to be flown at and insulted in such a fashion.   (source)
    liable = likely
  • I thought it better to wait, however, before making so grave a statement, for of old I knew the sudden changes to which this particular patient was liable.   (source)
    liable = likely to (experience)
  • He looked haggard and feeble, and betrayed a nerveless despondency in his air, which had never so remarkably characterised him in his walks about the settlement, nor in any other situation where he deemed himself liable to notice.   (source)
    liable = likely
  • "I am a mortal," Scrooge remonstrated, "and liable to fall."   (source)
    liable = maybe going to
  • I afterwards hired a mule, as the more sure-footed and least liable to receive injury on these rugged roads.   (source)
    liable = likely
  • At any moment the tension inside you was liable to translate itself into some visible symptom.   (source)
    liable = maybe going to
  • It was noticed that they were especially liable to break into 'Four legs good, two legs bad' at crucial moments in Snowball's speeches.   (source)
    liable = likely to
  • Repairs, except what you could do for yourself, had to be sanctioned by remote committees which were liable to hold up even the mending of a window-pane for two years.   (source)
    liable = maybe going to
  • We go into danger, to which you are, or may be, more liable than any of us from …. from circumstances …. things that have been.   (source)
    liable = likely (to suffer)
  • As a matter of fact, he had no such facilities — he had no comfortable family standing behind him, and he was liable at the whim of an impersonal government to be blown anywhere about the world.   (source)
    liable = maybe going to
  • Though by no means less liable than their fellow-men to age and infirmity, they had evidently some talisman or other that kept death at bay.   (source)
    liable = likely
  • These old gentlemen—seated, like Matthew at the receipt of custom, but not very liable to be summoned thence, like him, for apostolic errands—were Custom-House officers.   (source)
  • Yet Mr. Dimmesdale would perhaps have seen this individual's character more perfectly, if a certain morbidness, to which sick hearts are liable, had not rendered him suspicious of all mankind.   (source)
    liable = likely (to suffer)
  • But I fear him not:
    Yet, if my name were liable to fear,
    I do not know the man I should avoid
    So soon as that spare Cassius.   (source)
    liable = subject to fear
  • And reason to my love is liable.   (source)
    liable = subject (overruled by)
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  • He was one of those men who felt that if a woman did not experience sexual pleasure this was all to the good, because then she would not be liable to wander off seeking it elsewhere.†   (source)
  • As a result of immunity law, the Court held that a prosecutor cannot be held liable for misconduct in a criminal case, even if he intentionally and illegally withheld evidence of innocence.†   (source)
  • Ron said cautiously, because she was liable to explode when interrupted these days.†   (source)
  • F-A-T. I talked to Bobo and he's down, but Bobo liable not to show.†   (source)
  • You better watch yourself, or Chablis is liable to start running your life too.†   (source)
  • No stone was quarried there any longer; even the company that owned it had gone out of business and no one in the county knew who was liable.†   (source)
  • And whether his attitude likes it or not, he's liable for that and for my missing property.†   (source)
  • Hurd conceived of an academy whereat "no vicious lad, who is liable to contaminate his associates, is allowed to remain an hour"; whereat "the student shall bear the laboring oar"—and learn heartily from his labor!†   (source)
  • Considering these two facts, I would prefer strangers not poke around inside his lab and either steal his work or kill themselves in the process and hold CERN liable.†   (source)
  • Your wolf is liable to frighten the horses, and my dog seems to frighten you.†   (source)
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  • The rest of her looks liable to blow away in a strong breeze.†   (source)
  • They're very grand now the way they pay sixpence or even a shilling for seats at the Savoy Cinema where you'll meet a better class of people than the lower classes who fill the tuppenny seats in the gods at the Lyric Cinema and are never done shouting at the screen, the kind of people if you don't mind who are liable to cheer on the Africans when they throw spears at Tarzan or the Indians when they're scalping the United States Cavalry.†   (source)
  • They would be liable for damage if their equipment caused harm to clients' property.†   (source)
  • Maybe it was partly my worry that any artwork was liable to get him into trouble all over again.†   (source)
  • The nail where your fate is liable to catch and snag.†   (source)
  • People don't dare leave the house for even five minutes, since they're liable to come back and find all their belongings gone.†   (source)
  • While it was true that fairies had been stopping time for millennia, these days, with satellite communication and the Internet, humans were liable to notice if a zone just dropped out of time for a couple of hours.†   (source)
  • If it is dangerous, it's liable to kill me before I get home.†   (source)
  • I remember the strongest shine I ever had that way ...I'm not liable to forget.†   (source)
  • Those white police are liable to do something worse to her than what already happened.†   (source)
  • I opened my mouth to protest that he was inexperienced, and liable to the factory transport himself if stopped on the street.†   (source)
  • And if that don't get it, feel how it feels to be a coloredwoman roaming the roads with anything God made liable to jump on you.†   (source)
  • Saeed had heard that this man had a gun, though he could not see it on him, but many of the migrants in dark London had taken to carrying knives and other weapons, being as they were in a state of siege, and liable to be attacked by government forces at any time, or in some cases being predisposed to carrying weapons, having done it where they came from, and so continuing to do it here, which Saeed suspected was the case with this man.†   (source)
  • The worst part was disease: if anybody got sick with anything serious, everybody on the ship was liable to get it.†   (source)
  • Cruise's comments would be laughable, she says, except that he's liable to be believed by many people.†   (source)
  • Lord, Mrs. Myers was liable to crack her face if she kept up smiling like that.†   (source)
  • I'm liable to just tell her you're crazy.†   (source)
  • The name would mean nothing to Jeod, but unless Nolfavrell guarded his tongue better, he was liable to blurt out something far more damaging.†   (source)
  • "Not today," Andrew answered, "you're liable to break your neck on that ice."†   (source)
  • He was liable to ruin his batting swing by striking at a little jacks ball.†   (source)
  • If he does have Ebola, and it spreads within the hospital, am I liable?†   (source)
  • The previous month she'd finally agreed to a little pharmaceutical help, via an ovulation drug, which made her hot and emotional, liable to be sweating or weeping or both at any given moment.†   (source)
  • Other Problems Mess with a teacher, even one that has always liked you in the past, you're liable to get screwed.†   (source)
  • Today, a man is liable for rape even if the victim later agrees to marry him.†   (source)
  • All Nisei are liable to imprisonment if we refuse to volunteer to leave.†   (source)
  • He used ours names to buy it-his daddy let him-so here we are, liable for the payments, and when you think of Walter, sick as he is, and all the things we need, all we do without...†   (source)
  • Ready as I'm liable to get.†   (source)
  • There's liable to be crackin' cement and flying steel.†   (source)
  • Any failure of duty on their part was liable to be punished by demotion and loss of privileges.†   (source)
  • The business was small change, and liable at any time to set off hypocritical screeds in the media and debates in that strange political entity called the Swedish parliament.†   (source)
  • If you shoot a passenger, then the driver is liable to take evasive action and note your license number and make of car and color of hair and so on.†   (source)
  • Mishandle one egg and you're liable to set them all off!†   (source)
  • I said as much to her, when she told me she was liable to need 'em befo' I did.†   (source)
  • If she knew that David was off on secret errands, Julie was liable to set up a stakeout.†   (source)
  • Yet I kicked and screamed when my momma tried to give me a bath, because there was just no sport in it, and was liable to run naked if she ever sat me down and let go the death grip she had on my skinny arms.†   (source)
  • He was liable to drag in bits of what he called poetry; and sometimes, after a glass or two, would allude to the absurd adventures of his mysterious journey.†   (source)
  • In the week between the first tapings and the final, Colin wore his new trendy kid button-downs and his designer jeans to school, and people asked him, Are you really going to be on U\' And then a cool kid named liable" told Hassan that this girl Marie Caravolli liked Colin.†   (source)
  • "All that part of Creation that lies within our observation is liable to change," Adams began.†   (source)
  • If I'm on my way to the store to buy a magazine, even, and somebody asks me where I'm going, I'm liable to say I'm going to the opera.†   (source)
  • "You liable to hear anything," Barrelhouse said.†   (source)
  • There's liable to be quite a commotion when I announce you.†   (source)
  • Somebody's got to learn him better than to cheat folks, else he's liable to land in jail.†   (source)
  • We don't want any more stunts of the sort he's liable to pull.†   (source)
  • I suspicioned he figured they was something in it that was liable to get out.†   (source)
  • It's possible that there's no suspicion attached to her but she was there, so she's liable to be suspected.†   (source)
  • There's liable to be a fair-sized dispute here today, and give anyone you meet my compliments, along with my suggestion that every person stay indoors, in cellars if possible, and out of harm's way.†   (source)
  • If you cross your eyes, they're liable to stick and stay that way forever.†   (source)
  • He told him shut up or cousin or no cousin he liable to shoot him himself.†   (source)
  • President Liable for Misdeeds†   (source)
  • Last problem was that if they spun it too hard, it was liable to break up into a thousand spinning pieces of glass.†   (source)
  • And then having to sit through the trial and listen to it all again ....I doubted very seriously that he would be held criminally liable for his actions.†   (source)
  • A noise not unlike thunder broke out from somewhere overhead at this point, as Giant Wimbleweather burst into one of those not very intelligent laughs to which the nicer sorts of Giant are so liable.†   (source)
  • And if they did, they were sure liable to shoot him.†   (source)
  • But I did find some, such as the dirt farmer in the 60th North Carolina who complained in an 1863 letter to his wife that "this is a Rich mans Woar But the poor man has to doo the fiting," or another farmer, drafted into the 57th North Carolina, who lamented that "I could be at home if it warent for a flew big rulers who I cannot help but blame for it....These big fighting men cant be got out to fight as easy as to make speaches ...all they care for is to keep the poor men run away from home and they lay at home feesting on the good things of the land ...while we poor soldiers are foursed away from home and dare not return if we do we are liable to be shot to death."†   (source)
  • You're liable to get knocked down when we take him through the door.†   (source)
  • I tell you, this thing has shaken me so bad, I'm liable to believe anything.†   (source)
  • The future story writer in the child I was must have taken unconscious note and stored it away then: one secret is liable to be revealed in the place of another that is harder to tell, and the substitute secret when nakedly exposed is often the more appalling.†   (source)
  • Why trouble your friends and make them morally liable for your strange doings?†   (source)
  • It's liable to be greasy in a submarine, Miss Davidson," he said.†   (source)
  • The dinges are liable to panic and start looting.†   (source)
  • Then came the snapping of the wood into burnable fragments, and the grinding of the resin into a gritty powder; then the collecting of stones (not the moisture-impregnated rock from around the billa-bongs — which was liable to explode when heated —but the flat, flinty, saucer-shaped stones of the desert).†   (source)
  • The friend advised the merchant: "Give him from the business he conducts for you a third of the profits, but let him also be liable for the same amount of the losses, when there is a loss.†   (source)
  • We had labor troubles, legal difficulties, a terrible accident for which we were unjustly held liable—you have, I imagine, the record of all this.†   (source)
  • And liable to kiss her hand any minute.†   (source)
  • She's liable to put a spell on you if you take the job.†   (source)
  • He sounded like he was liable to go right through Genesis without a hitch.†   (source)
  • In the main streets, peasants with loads were liable to be arrested.†   (source)
  • And again he would suspect some meanness behind it and so would refuse to say until they had coaxed him sufficiently and then out it came, "My mama; and at that point some of the smaller boys were liable to spoil everything by yelling and laughing, but often even if they did, the older boys could save it all by sternly crying, "You shut up!†   (source)
  • "You ain't got but one child," she said, "that's liable to go out and break his neck, and that's Roy, and you know it.†   (source)
  • Pass laws, which to the Africans are among the most hated bits of legislation in South Africa, render any African liable to police surveillance at any time.†   (source)
  • You are liable for any damage to this vehicle.†   (source)
  • He said Dick was worn out, a shell of a man, liable to get any disease going.†   (source)
  • It's liable to be that long before he stop by.†   (source)
  • This boy and I are liable to have a long association whether we like it or not.†   (source)
  • Ain't no telling what she liable to come up with next.†   (source)
  • This one liable to cut you as quick as that one shoot you.†   (source)
  • Hell, he liable to end up with a million dollars that he done got from selling bread and wine.†   (source)
  • Ain't no telling what you liable to run into out there.†   (source)
  • BOY WILLIE: If he had a whole sack of money you liable never to see him.†   (source)
  • BOY WILLIE: Wining Boy's liable to see anything.†   (source)
  • That's why I'm here now Dolly liable not to even recognize me if she sees me again.†   (source)
  • You talking about selling the piano and the man's liable to sold the land two or three times.†   (source)
  • Pattyn, I don't know ...."Ethan, if my dad finds out, he's liable to kill me.†   (source)
  • One of them liable to drop in any old time.†   (source)
  • The gentlemen are liable to retire to the smoking room at any moment.†   (source)
  • Otherwise, you're liable to have cave-ins.†   (source)
  • But these are difficult times and it's hard telling what's liable to happen.†   (source)
  • The ease and excess of law-making are the diseases to which our governments are most liable.†   (source)
  • The clock hands hang at two minutes to three and she's liable to let them hang there till we rust.†   (source)
  • Johnnie's liable to find that writin' any day; or he may come to hisself and tell her.†   (source)
  • My feelin is that any horse broke in four days is liable to come unbroke in four more.†   (source)
  • Otherwise, someone's liable to stick a knife in you when you're not looking.†   (source)
  • If he hears it on the news first, he's liable to have another heart attack!†   (source)
  • Too often we're liable to forget that this is something that's a privilege to belong to.†   (source)
  • You caint forgit down here, 'cause if you do, you liable to blow up something.†   (source)
  • Your socialistic hullabaloo makes you liable to foregather with all sorts of impossible people.†   (source)
  • We're liable to say things that don't do nothing but make for more misunderstanding.†   (source)
  • You never know who's liable to knock at your door," he said, and laughed.†   (source)
  • "So we'll let a court decide who's liable," I replied.†   (source)
  • If John is still down there, he's liable to break a chair over my damn head.†   (source)
  • I'm going to be liable for a lot more damage," Reich growled.†   (source)
  • Anything is liable to make him tear the house down if it comes at the wrong time.†   (source)
  • If we are forced to trace you, you will be liable for the costs.†   (source)
  • And as long as you don't get no closer to us, we ain't liable to hit you," said Junior.†   (source)
  • You liable to wake up in the morning and have an arm fall off, or maybe one leg don't want to walk right.†   (source)
  • He liable to get sick.†   (source)
  • Religious fanaticism I find to be fully as prolific an exciting cause of insanity as intemperance — but I am inclined to believe that neither religion nor intemperance will induce insanity in a truly sound mind — I think there is always a predisposing cause which renders the individual liable to the malady, when exposed to any disturbing agency, whether mental or physical.†   (source)
  • She was quite sure (or only hopeful) that she wasn't that weak, not that liable to fall docilely into the complacent expectations of parents, friends, and even herself.†   (source)
  • BOY WILLIE: Hey Berniece ....if you and Maretha don't keep playing on that piano ...ain't no telling ...me and Sutter both liable to be back.†   (source)
  • You liable to go back before me.†   (source)
  • We liable to get some sleep first.†   (source)
  • The law's liable to say anything.†   (source)
  • He's liable not to come back.†   (source)
  • "Go shake Dick by the shoulder," he told the Oldtown boy, "else he's liable to sleep through the fight."†   (source)
  • I, who belonged to a religion which taught that simply to be angry with another made one liable to the judgment of God and that to hate was the equivalent of murder.†   (source)
  • You are tired, and even with my magic, you are liable to ruin the sword if you continue to work on it.†   (source)
  • But I soon reminded myself that such trivial slips are liable to befall anyone from time to time and my irritation soon turned to Miss Kenton for attempting to create such unwarranted fuss over the incident.†   (source)
  • He was "liable to great inequities of temper, sometimes in despondency, sometimes in rage," Adams recorded in dismay.†   (source)
  • Jumper's liable to throw a fit with that hide rattling along behind him, and you might not can hold him by yourself.†   (source)
  • The elf showed Eragon how to detect and neutralize poisons of every sort and, from then on, Eragon had to inspect his food for the different venoms Oromis was liable to slip into it.†   (source)
  • You needed some sort of distinction in the Twins, else they were liable to forget you were alive, but a reputation as the biggest drinker in the castle had done little to enhance his prospects, he'd found.†   (source)
  • The Took family was still, indeed, accorded a special respect, for it remained both numerous and exceedingly wealthy, and was liable to produce in every generation strong characters of peculiar habits and even adventurous temperament.†   (source)
  • Anyone who assists you in any way is committing a criminal act; and anyone concealing knowledge of your whereabouts is also liable to punishment.†   (source)
  • Goblins were active traders and were liable to have considerable news of other creatures—or even demons—that resided in the surrounding area.†   (source)
  • If such things had been liable to have any effect on him, he would not have been head of the Owslafa.†   (source)
  • That's why he was up on Disturbed; whenever he wasn't lifeguarding he was liable to do something like that.†   (source)
  • God knows what is liable to happen at a hysterical time like the present and in a situation as delicate as this.†   (source)
  • It is a fact that he is often liable to paroxisms of anger which deprive him of self-command and produce very outrageous behavior.†   (source)
  • This Constitutional power will be most beneficial on the borders of contiguous States where the effects liable to justice may be suddenly and secretly changed, in any stage of the process, within a foreign jurisdiction.†   (source)
  • He imagined the pain of the world to be like some formless parasitic being seeking out the warmth of human souls wherein to incubate and he thought he knew what made one liable to its visitations.†   (source)
  • Would it not please you to study nature on all her wonderful operations, and to relieve your fellow creatures under the severest pains and distress to which human nature is liable?†   (source)
  • Besides clauses that relate to the structure of the government, we find the following: Article 1, section 3, clause 7: "Judgment in cases of impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States; but the party convicted shall, nevertheless, be liable and subject to indictment, trial, judgment, and punishment according to law."†   (source)
  • I don't feel so safe about the lousiest wharf rat in the longshoremen's union: he's liable to remember suddenly that he is a man-and then I won't be able to keep him in line.†   (source)
  • If these boys don't play it just right they're liable to finish their training up in Portland at the alky hospital.†   (source)
  • She could only beg him to be good and do what was demanded without laying himself liable to punishment.†   (source)
  • "If you don't git outta here, you low-down skunk," he said, looking wildly about the floor, "I'm liable to kill you.†   (source)
  • There's a great deal of dissatisfaction and unrest in the country-and if people should misunderstand the nature of the new invention, they're liable to vent their rage on all scientists.†   (source)
  • I was thinking, though, that if you don't come along with us, and if there is some awful stormy calamity, we're every last one of us liable to be lost at sea, you know that?†   (source)
  • I'm so worried about what he's going to do, that he's liable to blow up the plant or something that I took out some extra insurance.†   (source)
  • He was addressing me, leaning forward confidentially, as though he'd known me for years, and I remembered something my grandfather had said long ago: Don't let no white man tell you his business, 'cause after he tells you he's liable to git shame he tole it to you and then he'll hate you.†   (source)
  • So that when the Government had slapped a twenty-thousand-dollar fine on all responsible officials for the company's failure to pay its taxes, Will Jr, though he had known nothing about the evasion of payment, had been held to be liable, like the others.†   (source)
  • Because of the Fugitive Slave Law she was liable to be arrested at any moment even though she was living in a free state.†   (source)
  • And even that wouldn't be the end of it; she would only be cleared of one part of the charge, but she would still be liable to prosecution.†   (source)
  • "You liable to hear most anything," the old man remarked, leaning forward as if he were about to walk off but holding himself suspended.†   (source)
  • The courts held several of the contractors liable, and two of them went into receivership despite the connections that had gotten them the contracts in the first place.†   (source)
  • She had to be very careful, because he was liable to be touchy and irritable in his present stage of weakness.†   (source)
  • Yet at any moment she was liable to be seized by one of those curious fits of sleep, which might last for a few minutes or for hours.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Brown ran him off the school grounds every time he came around, saying that he was "retarded" and liable to molest the girls.†   (source)
  • He's liable to anything up to six months' imprisonment for being drunk in charge of a car.†   (source)
  • People were liable to be dangerously injured in the melees.†   (source)
  • "I have only hobbled those which are liable to panic," Pablo said.†   (source)
  • Darling, you're liable to be arrested here any time.†   (source)
  • Mike was liable to exaggerate when he got excited.†   (source)
  • Only you are liable to have some company at any time now that can't walk.†   (source)
  • It's that durn doctor, liable to come at any time.†   (source)
  • The payment is in something you're liable to run short on.†   (source)
  • You tell folks to go slow and they're liable to forget.†   (source)
  • And then when they do get a new reason, they are liable to change anyhow.†   (source)
  • You were liable to arrest if you did not have one worn in plain sight.†   (source)
  • But de worst thing is he's liable tuh suffer somethin' awful befo' he goes.†   (source)
  • Dont you know you're liable to jail for endangering the public health?†   (source)
  • Dat mule is liable tuh be dead befo' de week is out.†   (source)
  • De boogerman liable tuh tote yuh off whilst Ah'm gone.†   (source)
  • Not so bad dere, but man, dis muck is too low and dat big lake is liable tuh bust.†   (source)
  • She was liable to find a feather from his wings lying in her yard any day now.†   (source)
  • But Ah'm liable to have something sho nuff good tomorrow, 'cause you done come.†   (source)
  • Anyhow they's liable tuh need me tuh say uh few words over de carcass, dis bein' uh special case.†   (source)
  • Those who had lain quietly for days or even hours after the bombing were much less liable to get sick than those who had been active.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • He had no business to say Mass without it; he was probably liable to suspension, but penalties of the ecclesiastical kind began to seem unreal in a state where the only penalty was the civil one of death.†   (source)
  • He's liable tuh do it too, Hicks.†   (source)
  • Under its operation all fit men between the ages of 18 and 41 will be rendered liable to military service if and when called upon.†   (source)
  • There lay the real danger; for the energy they devoted to fighting the disease made them all the more liable to it.†   (source)
  • Then you better answer the Union stands as she stood, rock-bottomed and copper sheathed, one and indivisible, or he's liable to rear right out of the ground.†   (source)
  • 'Wife-beating', I read, 'was a recognized right of man, and was practised without shame by high as well as low...Similarly,' the historian goes on, 'the daughter who refused to marry the gentleman of her parents' choice was liable to be locked up, beaten and flung about the room, without any shock being inflicted on public opinion.†   (source)
  • The doctor said that if she wants to go and some people don't let her go, she's liable to drop right down dead from overloaded kidneys.†   (source)
  • I'm going to find against you, Mr. Snopes, I'm going to find that you were responsible for the injury to Major de Spain's rug and hold you liable for it.†   (source)
  • Yes, but she's mighty liable to talk embarrassing in front of Father and the girls when we get home tonight," said Stuart gloomily.†   (source)
  • It's liable to go down by five o'clock†   (source)
  • It was, perhaps, a sign of pettiness in so great a man, but even the most sober of us is liable to have his head turned by success.†   (source)
  • His official job was always liable to take him into odd parts of the world, and the odder they were, the less, as a rule, he suffered from boredom; why, then, grumble because accident instead of a chit from Whitehall had sent him to this oddest place of all?†   (source)
  • 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 neighborhood.†   (source)
  • It is not intended at the outset that any considerable number of men other than those already liable shall be called up, and steps will be taken to ensure that the manpower essentially required by industry shall not be taken away.†   (source)
  • The newspapers published new regulations reiterating the orders against attempting to leave the town and warning those who infringed them that they were liable to long terms of imprisonment.†   (source)
  • A good jouster, like Lancelot or Tristram, always used the blow of the point, because, although it was liable to miss in unskilful hands, it made contact sooner.†   (source)
  • Them kids'll tell it aroun' an' then the folks'll hear, an' they'll tell aroun', an' pretty soon, well, they liable to get men out to look, jus' in case.†   (source)
  • Conceivably Simon felt that I was this kind of influenceable person and looked liable to become an example.†   (source)
  • The trains are crowded and uncertain and the passengers are liable to be put off in the woods at any time, if the trains are needed for the wounded or troops and supplies.†   (source)
  • The battalion is now in transit between location A and location B. This is a major L of C and is liable to bombing and gas attack from the enemy.†   (source)
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