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 Meanings and Examples of LATENT
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latent
 a.  present or potential but not evident or active; dormant; hidden
Classic Sentence: (25 in 2 pages)
1  The sight made him unhappy, and his unhappiness roused his latent fears.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In I
2  The case was so serious that it called forth all of Ethan's latent resolution.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IV
3  He met her eyes with the latent sweetness of his.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
4  The appeal of her helplessness touched in him, as it always did, a latent chord of inclination.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
5  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.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 11
6  Now he suddenly felt the latent ache, and realized that after all he had not come off unhurt.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 1
7  Yet these, perhaps, instead of being the unsuppressable symptoms of some latent weakness, or fright at his own resolve, were but the plainest tokens of its intensity.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 44. The Chart.
8  He had detected the latent sensuality, which unfolded under his delicate sense of her nature's requirements like a torpid, torrid, sensitive blossom.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXXV
9  This pious woman had conceived an affection for Fantine, probably feeling a latent virtue there, and she had devoted herself almost exclusively to her care.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER I—SISTER SIMPLICE
10  The latent man which existed in the two was totally different in the first from what it was in the second.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—A GROUP WHICH BARELY MISSED BECOMING HISTORIC
11  For in the sacred shadows there lies latent light.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER I—MINES AND MINERS
12  When facts, the premonitory symptoms of latent social malady, move heavily, the slightest complication stops and entangles them.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VI—ENJOLRAS AND HIS LIEUTENANTS
13  He felt the mysterious stirring of all his latent sensibilities.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER I—A DRINKER IS A BABBLER
14  He still stood at this point, though safe to advance infallibly later on, since his nature was good, and, at bottom, wholly formed of latent progress.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER II—THE OBSCURITIES WHICH A REVELATION CAN CONTAIN
15  I had so much time to spare, that the proposal came as a relief, notwithstanding its irreconcilability with my latent desire to keep my eye on the coach-office.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXII
Example Sentence:
1  It may also appeal to the latent chauvinism of many ordinary people.
2  Recent developments in the area have brought latent ethnic tension out into the open.
3  Existing arrangements contain latent functions that can be neither seen nor replaced by the reformer.