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used in 1984 by Orwell

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likely to; or maybe going to
  • He hated using his hands, and he hated bending down, which was always liable to start him coughing.
    p. 21.9
liable = maybe going 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.
    p. 21.1
  • liable = maybe going to
  • At any moment the tension inside you was liable to translate itself into some visible symptom.
    p. 63.9
liable = maybe going to
There are no more uses of "liable" in 1984 by Orwell.

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