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 Meanings and Examples of LIABLE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 v.  bound or obliged in law or equity
Classic Sentence: (33 in 3 pages)
1  "Yes, but she's mighty liable to talk embarrassing in front of Father and the girls when we get home tonight," said Stuart gloomily.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER I
2  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.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVIII
3  Be it said, however, that the Sperm Whale is far less liable to this accident than any other species.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
4  He traveled upon the railroad with several other men, hiding in freight cars at night, and liable to be thrown off at any time, regardless of the speed of the train.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 23
5  They compared her to flakes of snow; as pure, as white, as brilliant, and as liable to melt in the fierce heats of summer, or congeal in the frosts of winter.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 33
6  Every moment they spent in that school, they were liable to be taken up, and given thirty-nine lashes.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER X
7  I was yet liable to be taken back, and subjected to all the tortures of slavery.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XI
8  The noises of the battle were like stones; he believed himself liable to be crushed.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 6
9  The youth could detect no expression that would allow him to believe that the other was giving a thought to his narrowed future, the pictured dungeons, perhaps, and starvations and brutalities, liable to the imagination.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 23
10  It was noticed that they were especially liable to break into "Four legs good, two legs bad" at crucial moments in Snowball's speeches.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter V
11  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.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter V
12  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.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter X
13  But, I say we are all liable to mistakes and I should feel sensible of your delicacy, and grateful for it, if you would spare me these references to Harthouse.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III
14  Nor were they less careful to prevent any unhallowed layman from touching the pall, which, having been that used at the funeral of Saint Edmund, was liable to be desecrated, if handled by the profane.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLII
15  The woman has gone away: we don't know where to: but she is liable to arrest if she shows her face in Tevershall.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 17
Example Sentence:
1  The Act states that anyone committing the offence is liable to imprisonment.
2  All adult males will be liable for conscription.
3  The law holds parents liable if a child does not attend school.
4  Top salaries are liable for a higher rate of tax.
5  The right to demand payment from the endorser of a commercial paper when the first party liable fails to pay.
6  The court ruled he could not be held personally liable for his wife's debts.
7  They could be found liable for the entire amount.
8  Offenders may be liable to a heavy fine.
9  Failure to provide insurance rendered him liable to prosecution.
10  She will grow into a woman particularly liable to depression.
11  Only a small minority of the mentally ill are liable to harm themselves or others.
12  I was conscious that a moment's mutiny had already rendered me liable to strange penalties, and, like any other rebel slave, I felt resolved, in my desperation, to go all lengths.