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used in Childhood's End

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potentially existing but not presently evident or active
  • 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.
    Chapter 19 (28% in)
latent = potentially existing but not presently active
  • All these potentialities, all these latent powers-we do not possess them, nor do we understand them.
    Chapter 20 (50% in)
  • "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.
    Chapter 23 (59% in)

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