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Use 'liable' to express a high probability of something happening, often due to inherent characteristics. SlideAn old car is liable to break down more often.
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Negative NuancePlay
'Liable' often suggests negative outcomes, unlike 'likely' which is more neutral. SlideHe's liable to make mistakes when he's under pressure.
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Personal TendenciesPlay
Describe someone's tendencies towards a behavior or outcome using 'liable'. SlideShe's liable to spend hours reading without noticing the time.