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latent
used in David Copperfield

6 uses
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Definition potentially existing but not presently evident or active
  • I slept soundly until we got to Yarmouth; which was so entirely new and strange to me in the inn-yard to which we drove, that I at once abandoned a latent hope I had had of meeting with some of Mr. Peggotty's family there, perhaps even with little Em'ly herself.
    Chapters 4-6 (49% in)
  • Although a mind like my friend Copperfield's' — to Uriah and Mrs. Heep — 'does not require that cultivation which, without his knowledge of men and things, it would require, still it is a rich soil teeming with latent vegetation — in short,' said Mr. Micawber, smiling, in another burst of confidence, 'it is an intellect capable of getting up the classics to any extent.'
    Chapters 16-18 (71% in)
  • I have still a latent belief that she must have been Mrs. Crupp's daughter in disguise, we had such an awful time of it with Mary Anne.
    Chapters 43-45 (23% in)
  • 'Without more directly referring to any latent ability that may possibly exist on my part, of wielding the thunderbolt, or directing the devouring and avenging flame in any quarter, I may be permitted to observe, in passing, that my brightest visions are for ever dispelled — that my peace is shattered and my power of enjoyment destroyed — that my heart is no longer in the right place — and that I no more walk erect before my fellow man.
    Chapters 49-51 (2% in)
  • I know the latent power of Mr. Micawber.
    Chapters 55-57 (85% in)
  • I addressed myself to one of the two warders, who, I suspected from certain latent indications in their faces, knew pretty well what all this stir was worth.
    Chapters 61-62 (53% in)

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