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- they had some latent moral for his own improvement4 -- The Last of the Three Spirits (20% in)
latent = potentially existing but not presently evident or active
- Not a latent echo in the house, not a squeak and scuffle from the mice behind the panelling, not a drip from the half-thawed water-spout in the dull yard behind, not a sigh among the leafless boughs of one despondent poplar, not the idle swinging of an empty store-house door, no, not a clicking in the fire, but fell upon the heart of Scrooge with a softening influence, and gave a freer passage to his tears.2 -- The First of the Three Spirits (32% in)
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