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latent
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

2 uses
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Definition
potentially existing but not presently evident or active
  • "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.
    2 — Maiden No More (8% in)
  • 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.
    4 — The Consequence (17% in)

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