Calm, gentle, passionless, as he appeared, there was yet, we fear, a quiet depth of malice, hitherto latent, but active now, in this unfortunate old man, which led him to imagine a more intimate revenge than any mortal had ever wreaked upon an enemy.
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She is unschooled, but I think she has latent talent as an engineer.
A latent HPV infection reactivated when her immune system weakened with age.