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latent
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • As for the problem of overproduction, which has been latent in our society since the development of machine technique, it is solved by the device of continuous warfare...
  • Ever since the end of the nineteenth century, the problem of what to do with the surplus of consumption goods has been latent in industrial society.

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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.

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