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latent
used in A Christmas Carol

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Definition
potentially existing but not presently evident or active
  • they had some latent moral for his own improvement
    4 -- 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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