LIABILITY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of LIABILITY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  something that holds one back; state of being legally obliged and responsible
Classic Sentence:
1  It was the consciousness of a new sphere of liability to pain.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 7: Chapter 16
2  The state-owned railroad had once been an asset to the state but now it was a liability and its debts had piled up to the million mark.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER LII
3  acknowledged his liability to fight for the State, but that.
The Prince By Niccolo Machiavelli
4  Queequeg was my own inseparable twin brother; nor could I any way get rid of the dangerous liabilities which the hempen bond entailed.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 72. The Monkey-Rope.
5  She knew every farmer for miles about: how much land he had under cultivation, how many cattle he was feeding, what his liabilities were.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: II
6  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.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 29. The House of Morrel & Son.
7  The victim, from my cradle, of pecuniary liabilities to which I have been unable to respond, I have ever been the sport and toy of debasing circumstances.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 52. I ASSIST AT AN EXPLOSION
Example Sentence:
1  Don't admit liability for the accident.
2  Since his injury, Jones has become more of a liability than an asset to the team.
3  As the president's prestige continues to fall, they're clearly beginning to consider him a liability.
4  A kid like Tom would be a liability in any classroom.
5  They have no legal liability for damage to customers' possessions.
6  Tenants have legal liability for any damage they cause.
7  Sue always manages to upset somebody when we go out - she's a real liability.
8  I'm not sure if his forcefulness is an asset or a liability.
9  The debate on Europe is proving to be something of a liability for the Prime Minister.
10  The other main liability is debt, which many banks used to finance risky investments, leading to the financial crisis.
11  If the trespasser is a child, you face a greater risk of liability, especially if the child was drawn to your property by an attractive nuisance, such as a pond.
12  Adding Continental to the litigation against the largest U.S. automaker creates an alternative avenue for plaintiffs to seek damages because GM's 2009 bankruptcy reorganization may shield the carmaker from liability for the claims.