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  • That would indicate a rather powerful latent talent, if it was manifesting so clearly even before the transformation.   (source)
    latent = potentially existing but presently not clearly evident or active
  • He was tall, dark, and handsome—like an old-time movie star (without the latent homosexual tendencies).   (source)
    latent = potentially existing but not presently evident or active
  • Max frowned and searched his friend's face for any indication of a chink in the armor, a latent willingness to share.   (source)
  • ...has many pent up resentments and latent frustrations,   (source)
  • To all outward appearances, she was still a baby, but round her now was a sense of latent power so terrifying that Jean could no longer bear to enter the nursery.   (source)
    latent = potentially existing but not presently active
  • 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...   (source)
    latent = potentially existing but not presently evident or active
  • As though I were beginning to be able to use that power I feel I've got inside me–that extra, latent power.   (source)
  • And, later on, other forms of cancer besides leukemia, with longer periods of latency, were showing up at higher than normal rates:   (source)
    latency = the amount of time before something that exists is evident or active
  • The horror of my morning and the stranded ship and not having any lunch had all combined to give birth to a latent sense of excitement at the back of my mind that I did not understand.   (source)
    latent = not previously evident or active
  • she had eyes like jewels, dark and imperious, revealing latent energy and an intellectual force that could be felt at once.   (source)
    latent = potentially existing but not presently active
  • If there were any plan in the universe at all, if there were any pattern in a human life, surely it could be discovered mysteriously latent in those lives so suddenly cut off.   (source)
    latent = potentially existing but not presently evident
  • Captain Vere in the end may have developed the passion sometimes latent under an exterior stoical or indifferent.   (source)
    latent = potentially existing but not presently evident or active
  • Even so, it was a hard fight, and it aroused the last latent remnants of Buck's ferocity.   (source)
  • a latent strength, a realism, was brought to its fullest development by the facts that she was compelled to face.   (source)
  • He had detected the latent sensuality, which unfolded under his delicate sense of her nature's requirements like a torpid, torrid, sensitive blossom.   (source)
  • Margaret saw horror latent in the scene, and Helen's next remark did not surprise her.   (source)
    latent = potentially existing (but not presently active)
  • At the time of its initial launch, the OASIS could handle up to five million simultaneous users, with no discernible latency and no chance of a system crash.†   (source)
  • The only physical evidence to implicate Joe was a latent partial palm-print that the state's examiner testified matched him.†   (source)
  • The controllers monitored everything and were ready to help in any way they could, but the communication latency between Hermes and Earth rendered them powerless to do anything but watch.†   (source)
  • I tried to heed Rob's advice, but my latent claustrophobia prevailed.†   (source)
  • On one ride a latent terror of heights suddenly overwhelmed an otherwise peaceful man named Wherritt.†   (source)
  • There were 188 latent queries.†   (source)
  • A viral idea can be stamped out-as happened with Nazism, bell bottoms, and Bart Simpson T-shirts—but Asherah, because it has a biological aspect, can remain latent in the human body.†   (source)
  • The Ancient Mysteries, as he understood them, were a kind of instruction manual for harnessing the latent power of the human mind …. a recipe for personal apotheosis.†   (source)
  • A latent necrophiliac?†   (source)
  • A diagnosis of latent insanity at the time of the murders, for instance however, the utmost caution and rectitude must be observed.†   (source)
  • This feeling was similar, except it was my intellect that was weary and expanded, languid and latently powerful.†   (source)
  • And it is generally accepted now that the Lady Jessica's latent abilities were grossly underestimated.†   (source)
  • However, he'd been exposed to a lot and had acquired a kind of latent image that appeared in conjunction with many other latent images later on.†   (source)
  • That her son had developed all the latent characteristics of a three-dollar bill escaped her notice—all she knew was that she was glad he lived in Birmingham because he was oppressively devoted to her, which meant that she felt obliged to make an effort to reciprocate, which she could not with any spontaneity do.†   (source)
  • And perhaps it was because he still harbored a sense of latent affection for Murtagh, despite the grim circumstances that had turned them against each other.†   (source)
  • The efrits' skill at awakening latent magic in humans.†   (source)
  • It could be like the common cold —it could have a latency period when you are shedding virus before you develop symptoms—and by the time you know you are sick, you might have infected sixteen people.†   (source)
  • He was simply the one—as a Chief Rabbit ought to be—through whom a strong feeling, latent throughout the warren, had come to the surface.†   (source)
  • He was not in white flannels now, but he looked almost as wonderful to the girl in his gray business suit, with the air of easy command, and the quiet half-smile only latent on his face.†   (source)
  • Got her latent on the fridge.†   (source)
  • That's called latency.†   (source)
  • She saw what latent abilities and strengths were in her ardent suitor and was deeply in love.†   (source)
  • "Latent homosexual panic will do you in every time," she said.†   (source)
  • When I looked back across the precious, stately landscape of my property, it seemed I had traveled far miles to the place I was standing, as if I had gone round and round the earth in an endless junket, the broad lawn a continent, the pool a whole ocean, the house the darkened museum of a one-man civilization, whose latent history, if I could so will it, would be left always unspoken, unsung.†   (source)
  • Ordinarily the latency period from infection to symptoms for AIDS is considered to be from five to ten years.†   (source)
  • I honestly think that you have low latent inhibition, also known as LLI.†   (source)
  • Was a pyramided swindle based on fact, unknown to me but known to Prof and latent in Mike's immense knowledge, that most money is simply bookkeeping.†   (source)
  • 'I admire your courage, even your latent sense of decency, but there's a better way and you can provide it.†   (source)
  • The latent rabies virus flared up among the starving foxes, and the wolves began to contract the disease too.†   (source)
  • For the first time since the night of my arrival at Yetta's house over a month before, I began to see seeping out of Nathan, almost like some visible poisonous exudate, his latent capacity for rage and disorder.†   (source)
  • They remained latent until the mind had developed sufficiently to understand them.†   (source)
  • Certainly, this is a strange new era loaded with immense latent possibilities.†   (source)
  • I respected the presence of these latent hazards.†   (source)
  • But Daniel Webster was doomed to disappointment in his hopes that this latent support might again enable him to seek the Presidency.†   (source)
  • Latent Espers turned up infrequently.†   (source)
  • Who, then, fanned this latent hate into fury?   (source)
    latent = potentially existing but not presently evident or active
  • ...there lingered somehow, latent yet still immediate, that violence which...   (source)
    latent = not presently active
  • ...a man, who probably brought into the school with him along with his sober watchful mountain reserve a good deal of latent insubordination that he would not be aware of any more than he would be aware at first that the teacher was afraid of him.   (source)
    latent = potentially existing but not presently evident or active
  • 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.   (source)
  • The sight made him unhappy, and his unhappiness roused his latent fears.   (source)
  • The latent uneasiness in Darnay's mind was roused to vigourous life by this letter.   (source)
    latent = potentially existing but not presently active
  • 'Now listen to me,' said the dying woman aloud, as if making a great effort to revive one latent spark of energy.   (source)
    latent = potentially existing but not presently evident or active
  • But nothing doubting that they had some latent moral for his own improvement, he resolved to treasure up every word he heard, and everything he saw;   (source)
    latent = existing but not presently 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.   (source)
    latent = unheard but existing
  • But what are the latent dream thoughts that the dream is really about?†   (source)
  • The Mentat's flesh has been impregnated with a latent poison.†   (source)
  • And he explained about the latent poison and need for an antidote.†   (source)
  • He does not know the latent dream thoughts, Sophie.†   (source)
  • That's because the virus has a three-week latency period.†   (source)
  • Our initial estimations of the virus's latency period were only that, estimates.†   (source)
  • And it was the sort of paper that would carry latent prints pretty much forever.†   (source)
  • He has to really concentrate with humans, though, because the latent ability is so nebulous.†   (source)
  • You, however, don't have a lot of latent inhibition.†   (source)
  • The latent hysterics had come out grinning and gibbering.†   (source)
  • All these potentialities, all these latent powers-we do not possess them, nor do we understand them.†   (source)
  • He nodded to the receptionist and followed the Latent through the door.†   (source)
  • One Esper alone taps this pool and becomes the canal for the latent energy.†   (source)
  • Latent energy is our reserve… the untapped natural resources of our mind.†   (source)
  • Every human being has a psyche composed of latent and capitalized energy.†   (source)
  • Capitalized energy is that latent energy which we call up and put to work.†   (source)
  • Most of us use only a small portion of our latent energy.†   (source)
  • Naturally, anyone who believes that will not dare to alter the text in any wayl Ideas such as these were so effective in preventing the spread of Asherah that, eventually, every square inch of the territory where the viral cult had once thrived-from India to Spain-was under the sway of Islam, Christianity, or Judaism "But because of its latency-coiled about the brainstem of those it infects, passed from one generation to the next-it always finds ways to resurface.†   (source)
  • Robert, the Scriptures are well aware of the power latent within us, and they are urging us to harness that power …. urging us to build the temples of our minds.†   (source)
  • At the end of the twentieth century, tb was still killing about two million people a year, more adults than any other infectious disease, except for AIDS, and tb shared what Farmer called "a noxious synergy" with AIDS, since an active case of one often makes a latent case of the other active, too.†   (source)
  • The actual process of converting the latent dream thoughts to the manifest dream aspect was termed by Freud the dream work.†   (source)
  • Freud called this the latent dream thoughts, and these hidden thoughts which the dream is really about may stem from the distant past, from earliest childhood, for instance.†   (source)
  • Alexander was in and out of the Hotel de Valentinois like one of the family, sometimes rousing Franklin from his bed before the usual hour to converse on the latest theory of latent heat or the increasing consumption of sugar in Britain.†   (source)
  • 41): Both medical and psychological writers on the subject are in agreement that Carrie White's exceptionally late and traumatic commencement of the menstrual cycle might well have provided the trigger for her latent talent.†   (source)
  • Latent prints, firearms and tool marks, drug chemistry, DNA, serology, paint, cars, digital evidence and computers, and the list went on and on.†   (source)
  • Latent inhibition is what allows people to shut down some stimuli so that they can focus on other stimuli.†   (source)
  • …latex gloves, flashlights, paper bags, body bags and tags, 35-millimeter and instant cameras, green biohazard suits complete with hood and air filtering gear, white field evidence collection scrubs, tape measure, ruler, evidence tape, departmental file forms, latent print kit, GSR analysis kit, barrier sheeting, digital recorder, crime scene notebook, medical equipment kit, shoe covers, body thermometer, purification mask, reflective vest, pocketknife, and nearly six dozen other items.†   (source)
  • "The ease with which your hand extends backward from the wrist indicates strong latent homosexual tendencies," she said.†   (source)
  • But the result was that about two hundred tiny bits of Star—ova alive and latent—were stored near absolute zero.†   (source)
  • Perhaps some latent Demosthenes was sitting before me awaiting the coming of some twentieth-century Macedonia.†   (source)
  • With all his faults and failings, Daniel Webster was undoubtedly the most talented figure in our Congressional history: not in his ability to win men to a cause—he was no match in that with Henry Clay; not in his ability to hammer out a philosophy of government—Calhoun outshone him there; but in his ability to make alive and supreme the latent sense of oneness, of Union, that all Americans felt but which few could express.†   (source)
  • "It seems strange," said Jan, "that the Overmind chose you to do its work, if you have no trace of the paraphysical powers latent in mankind.†   (source)
  • When the Esper Guild uses the Mass Cathexis Measure, every Esper opens his psyche, so to speak, and contributes his latent energy to a pool.†   (source)
  • Using the pool of latent energy, I built a common neurotic concept for Reich… the illusion that he alone in the world was real.†   (source)
  • So far, his results had been the discovery of 2% Latent Espers, which was under the average of the Guild Institute interviews.†   (source)
  • His psyche began to throb and vibrate as he reached out and absorbed those tiny streams of latent energy.†   (source)
  • A thin trickle of latent energy.†   (source)
  • From each Esper in the city, a trickle of latent power that merged and merged into a stream, a river, a swirling sea of Mass Cathexis directed toward Powell, tuned to Powell.†   (source)
  • @kins was one of the burning lights of the Guild long-range education plan, and leader of the Environment Clique which believed that telepathic ability was not a congenital characteristic, but rather a latent quality of every living organism which could be developed by suitable training.†   (source)
  • You're a latent Esper.†   (source)
  • He was out of the house, wandering through the streets, blind, deaf, senseless, immersed in that boiling mass of latent energy… like a ship with sails caught in the nexus of a typhoon, fighting to convert a whirlpool of wind into the motive power that would lead to safety… S. Powell fought to absorb that fearful torrent, to Capitalize that latent energy, to Cathectize and direct it toward the Demolition of Reich before it was too late, too late, too late, too late, too late… ——†   (source)
  • Some of these latencies should be summarized because they become important later on.†   (source)
  • Where the bisexuality cannot be perceived, it is hidden in the latent dream content.†   (source)
  • His brutality early killed all of her latent desires.†   (source)
  • My mother's death had been a latent sorrow—at thirteen one could not master it, envisage it, deal with it.†   (source)
  • There was something about his wolflike independence and even courage when the advantage was at least neutral which impressed strangers, as if they got from his latent ravening ferocity not so much a sense of dependability as a feeling that his ferocious conviction in the rightness of his own actions would be of advantage to all whose interest lay with his.†   (source)
  • But,, on the other hand, it would be no less wrong to imitate the monks at Cairo who, when plague was raging in the town, distributed the Host with pincers at the Mass, so as to avoid contact with wet, warm mouths in which infection might be latent.†   (source)
  • Yet Byron can see in the other's face something latent, about to wake, of which Hightower himself is unaware, as if something inside the man were trying to warn or prepare him.†   (source)
  • But under all our talk floated a latent sense of violence; the whites had drawn a line over which we dared not step and we accepted that line because our bread was at stake.†   (source)
  • …her beauty merely that one thought of, one must remember the quivering thing, the living thing (they were carrying bricks up a little plank as he watched them), and work it into the picture; or if one thought of her simply as a woman, one must endow her with some freak of idiosyncrasy—she did not like admiration—or suppose some latent desire to doff her royalty of form as if her beauty bored her and all that men say of beauty, and she wanted only to be like other people, insignificant.†   (source)
  • But he sees at once that the man is in something like coma, as though oblivious and utterly indifferent to his whereabouts, and yet withal a quality latent and explosive, paradoxically rapt and alert at the same time.†   (source)
  • In the published psychoanalytical literature, the dream sources of the symbols are analyzed, as well as their latent meanings for the unconscious, and the effects of their operation upon the psyche; but the further fact that great teachers have employed them consciously as metaphors remains unregarded: the tacit assumption being that the great teachers of the past were neurotics (except, of course, a number of the Greeks and Romans) who mistook their uncriticized fantasies for…†   (source)
  • Because he could go now, run off if he wanted to and leave it all behind, he felt a certain sense of power, a power born of a latent capacity to live.†   (source)
  • His present trouble was aggravated by the cross-complication of Eliza's thrusts at his father, and the latent but constantly awakening antagonism of mother and daughter.†   (source)
  • She had some power of initiative, latent before, which now began to exert itself.†   (source)
  • He met her eyes with the latent sweetness of his.†   (source)
  • All his latent mysticism quivered into life.†   (source)
  • Then he remembered the passionate generosity latent under that incurious calm.†   (source)
  • Likewise it roused his latent sentimental proclivities.†   (source)
  • The appeal of her helplessness touched in him, as it always did, a latent chord of inclination.†   (source)
  • The case was so serious that it called forth all of Ethan's latent resolution.†   (source)
  • The man was young, the woman deeply stirred; in both a vein of coarseness was latent.†   (source)
  • "He's a good fellow, isn't he!" she said with latent tears.†   (source)
  • Now he suddenly felt the latent ache, and realized that after all he had not come off unhurt.†   (source)
  • By a latent vein from Alcinous' line, her father hailing from Phaeacia's isle?†   (source)
  • Miuesov pronounced, not so much with heat as with latent indignation.†   (source)
  • The visible I in nowise authorizes the thinker to deny the latent I.†   (source)
  • Unrelated men give little joy to each other; will never suspect the latent powers of each.†   (source)
  • "No, nothing," said Maggie, rousing her latent will.†   (source)
  • The animal was aroused, in his most latent energies.†   (source)
  • I know the latent power of Mr. Micawber.†   (source)
  • If an emotion possessed him at all, it ruled him; a feeling not mastering him was entirely latent.†   (source)
  • He felt the mysterious stirring of all his latent sensibilities.†   (source)
  • For in the sacred shadows there lies latent light.†   (source)
  • Holderness accepted this with an almost imperceptible nod, and he swept Hare with eyes that searched and probed for latent possibilities.†   (source)
  • …. vague memories, that were sweet and ardent and attuned to this calm summer's evening, came wafted back to her memory, on the invisible wings of the light sea-breeze: the tie when first he worshipped her; he seemed so devoted—a very slave—and there was a certain latent intensity in that love which had fascinated her.†   (source)
  • If his daughter said, in her thick, comfortable voice, how glad she had been to see us, immediately it would seem as though some elder and more sensitive sister, latent in her, had blushed at this thoughtless, schoolboyish utterance, which had, perhaps, made us think that she was angling for an invitation to the house.†   (source)
  • During these few days Joan had verified her suspicion that Kells had two sides to his character; or it seemed, rather, that her presence developed a latent or a long-dead side.†   (source)
  • "How can you dare to use such words!" she cried, turning impetuously upon him, her eyes flashing as the latent spirit (of which he was to see more some day) awoke in her.†   (source)
  • This knowledge had previously kept his bills within the limits of reasonable recklessness, and if he had been so conscious of the labour latent in money when there had been question merely of some freak of the higher intelligence, how much more so now when he was about to stake the greater part of his substance!†   (source)
  • But it haunted him; and ultimately formed a quickening ingredient in his latent intent of following his friend the school master thither.†   (source)
  • It must have been latent savagery stirring in me, for the old words, so bound up with the roots of the race, to grip me and thrill me.†   (source)
  • But it is also good for illness, you see, because it first enhances it, creates a revolution in the body, causes latent illness to erupt, and your catarrh—no offense intended—is just such an eruption.†   (source)
  • She alone of her family had ever believed in any latent good in Alfred Hammond, and her faith had scarcely survived the two years of silence.†   (source)
  • He felt that, single-minded and self-sacrificing as his parents were, there yet existed certain latent prejudices of theirs, as middle-class people, which it would require some tact to overcome.†   (source)
  • As long as he occurs, there's trouble and all the latent evil that makes a crowd list and sway when he talks."†   (source)
  • …may not consciously have taken this into consideration, the certainty that she was waiting for him, that she was not anywhere or with anyone else, that he would see her before he went home, drew the sting from that anguish, forgotten, it is true, but latent and ever ready to be reawakened, which he had felt on the evening when Odette had left the Verdurins' before his arrival, an anguish the actual cessation of which was so agreeable that it might even be called a state of happiness.†   (source)
  • Yet even as to him he was not without some latent misgiving, for withal he was an extremely goodnatured man, an enjoyer of his dinner, a sound sleeper, and inclined to obesity, a man who tho' he would always maintain his manhood in battle might not prove altogether reliable in a moral dilemma involving aught of the tragic.†   (source)
  • The facts of life took on a fiercer aspect; and while he faced that aspect uncowed, he faced it with all the latent cunning of his nature aroused.†   (source)
  • Between this amiable contest for Joan's glances and replies, with its possibility of latent good to her, and the dark, lurking, unspoken meaning, such as lay in Gulden's brooding, Joan found another new and sickening torture.†   (source)
  • …low, square forehead, crowned with thick, fair hair, smooth and heavy; the same deep-set, somewhat lazy blue eyes beneath firmly marked, straight brows; and in those eyes there was the same intensity behind that apparent laziness, the same latent passion which used to light up Percy's face in the olden days before his marriage, and which Marguerite had again noted, last night at dawn, when she had come quite close to him, and had allowed a note of tenderness to creep into her voice.†   (source)
  • Of course it could heal sickness, but its first effect was greatly to enhance illnesses that everyone carried latent within them, because the impetus and stimulus this air gave the whole organism brought illness to exuberant eruption, so to speak.†   (source)
  • She would only point out the salvation that was latent in his own soul, and in the soul of every man.†   (source)
  • …into being among those of countless other women in his romantic dreams; but if, thanks to some accidental circumstance (or even perhaps without that assistance, for the circumstance which presents itself at the moment when a mental state, hitherto latent, makes itself felt, may well have had no influence whatsoever upon that state), the image of Odette de Crecy came to absorb the whole of his dreams, if from those dreams the memory of her could no longer be eliminated, then her bodily…†   (source)
  • He recalled his independent walk on Monday two weeks before and that it had not done him much good; he even expressed a rather definite conjecture that it had created a revolution in his body and caused his silent, latent illness to erupt.†   (source)
  • But quite mechanically he heard himself saying: "And I love you—any latent greatness that I've got is…. oh, I can't talk, but Clara, if I come back in two years in a position to marry you—"†   (source)
  • In a few moments Arabella replied in a curiously low, hungry tone of latent sensuousness: "I've got him to care for me: yes!†   (source)
  • It is less mortifying to believe one's self unpopular than insignificant, and vanity prefers to assume that indifference is a latent form of unfriendliness.†   (source)
  • Thus he assumed that the words of the required language were always to be found somewhere latent in the words of the given language by those who had the art to uncover them, such art being furnished by the books aforesaid.†   (source)
  • And behind the fragment lies Southampton, hostess to the nations, and Portsmouth, a latent fire, and all around it, with double and treble collision of tides, swirls the sea.†   (source)
  • …would study exhaustively and in turn the title of one and the title of the other (for those were all that I knew of either), attempting to snatch from each a foretaste of the pleasure which it offered me, and to compare this pleasure with that latent in the other title, until in the end I had shewn myself such vivid, such compelling pictures of, on the one hand, a play of dazzling arrogance, and on the other a gentle, velvety play, that I was as little capable of deciding which play I…†   (source)
  • He missed the place he had won at St. Regis', the being known and admired, yet Princeton stimulated him, and there were many things ahead calculated to arouse the Machiavelli latent in him, could he but insert a wedge.†   (source)
  • But dinginess is a quality which assumes all manner of disguises; and Lily soon found that it was as latent in the expensive routine of her aunt's life as in the makeshift existence of a continental pension.†   (source)
  • …you now, child?" and we would continue on our way until we reached their gate, where a porter, different from every other porter in the world, and saturated, even to the braid on his livery, with the same melancholy charm that I had felt to be latent in the name of Gilberte, looked at me as though he knew that I was one of those whose natural unworthiness would for ever prevent them from penetrating into the mysteries of the life inside, which it was his duty to guard, and over which…†   (source)
  • In Paddington all Cornwall is latent and the remoter west; down the inclines of Liverpool Street lie fenlands and the illimitable Broads; Scotland is through the pylons of Euston; Wessex behind the poised chaos of Waterloo.†   (source)
  • Even when he was not thinking of the little phrase, it existed, latent, in his mind, in the same way as certain other conceptions without material equivalent, such as our notions of light, of sound, of perspective, of bodily desire, the rich possessions wherewith our inner temple is diversified and adorned.†   (source)
  • He would marry her tomorrow if she could regain Bertha Dorset's friendship; and to induce the open resumption of that friendship, and the tacit retractation of all that had caused its withdrawal, she had only to put to the lady the latent menace contained in the packet so miraculously delivered into her hands.†   (source)
  • …seemed to have foreseen such social complications and refinements of fashion as nothing in Francoise's surroundings or in her career as a servant in a village household could have put into her head; and we were obliged to assume that there was latent in her some past existence in the ancient history of France, noble and little understood, just as there is in those manufacturing towns where old mansions still testify to their former courtly days, and chemical workers toil among…†   (source)
  • She looked a good deal older, but her eye was as bright as ever and her head as erect; her thin lips seemed a repository of latent meanings.†   (source)
  • It was food for great regret with him; it was also a contretemps which touched into life a latent heat he had experienced in that direction.†   (source)
  • It would have taken a long while to make conceivable to him that there ever existed a people who bought and sold sheep and oxen, and transacted the every-day affairs of life, through the medium of this language; and still longer to make him understand why he should be called upon to learn it, when its connection with those affairs had become entirely latent.†   (source)
  • The haughty air of the Flemish hosier, by humiliating the courtiers, had touched in all these plebeian souls that latent sentiment of dignity still vague and indistinct in the fifteenth century.†   (source)
  • Things having come to this pass, and showing no latent signs of stirring beyond it, the upshot of Mr. Bounderby's investigations was, that he resolved to hazard a bold burst.†   (source)
  • She turned quickly away from the window and saw Ralph Touchett standing there with his hands still in his pockets, but with a face absolutely void of its usual latent smile.†   (source)
  • Will saw that she was offended, but this only gave an additional impulse to the new irritation of his latent dislike towards Mr. Casaubon.†   (source)
  • Mr. Macalister, the widower, had desired to make a marriage of reason, and had chosen Catherine for what he supposed to be her latent matronly qualities; but John Ludlow, who was a year the girl's junior, and spoken of always as a young man who might have his "pick," was seriously in love with her.†   (source)
  • It was as scrubby and dingy as ever, and as eager and quick as ever, and he could see nothing lurking in it that was at all expressive of a latent mockery that had seemed to strike upon his ear in the voice.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The men of our days are naturally disposed to believe; but, as soon as they have any religion, they immediately find in themselves a latent propensity which urges them unconsciously towards Catholicism.†   (source)
  • This, then, is the end of his striving: to be a co-worker in the kingdom of culture, to escape both death and isolation, to husband and use his best powers and his latent genius.†   (source)
  • 'tis now that I do feel the latent horror in thee! but 'tis not me! that horror's out of me! and with the soft feeling of the human in me, yet will I try to fight ye, ye grim, phantom futures!†   (source)
  • The simple thought, with its latent sense of slight, had moulded itself out of the following little fact: when the Scotchman came out at the door he had by accident glanced up at her; and then he had looked away again without nodding, or smiling, or saying a word.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Doubtless, however, the whole story of human existence may be latent in each of them, but with no picturesqueness, externally, that can attract the imagination or sympathy to seek it there.†   (source)
  • Up comes the bright sun, drawing everything up with it—the Wills and Sallys, the latent vapour in the earth, the drooping leaves and flowers, the birds and beasts and creeping things, the gardeners to sweep the dewy turf and unfold emerald velvet where the roller passes, the smoke of the great kitchen fire wreathing itself straight and high into the lightsome air.†   (source)
  • But this genial heat is latent in all constitutions, and is disengaged only by the friction of society.†   (source)
  • For those were times when there was no rigid demarcation of rank between the farmer and the respectable artisan, and on the home hearth, as well as in the public house, they might be seen taking their jug of ale together; the farmer having a latent sense of capital, and of weight in parish affairs, which sustained him under his conspicuous inferiority in conversation.†   (source)
  • "You can shoot, then!" demanded the trapper, with a glow of latent fire, glimmering about his eyes; "is your hand true, and your look quick?"†   (source)
  • Although necessarily much weaned from the caresses and blandishments that had rendered his child so dear to him during the first year or two of his widowerhood, he had still a strong but somewhat latent love for her.†   (source)
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