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 Meanings and Examples of POTENTIAL
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  existing in possibility; expected to become or be
Classic Sentence:
1  The potential waiter waved him away, and turned, gravely, to me.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 59. RETURN
2  He was neither a peasant tailor, a potential artist, a social complication, nor a peril.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
3  Thus, taken all round, Nozdrev was a person of many aspects and numerous potentialities.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER IV
Example Sentence: (74 in 5 pages)
16  The potential financial boost is a double-edged sword.
17  The company's financial difficulties have deterred potential investors.
18  The ones that we love the most have the greatest potential to hurt us.
19  First we need to identify actual and potential problems.
20  A number of potential buyers have expressed interest in the company.
21  She recognized the potential for error in the method being used.
22  All desires have in them little pleasant taste but rather much potential suffering.
23  The company is being actively considered as a potential partner.
24  Every seed is a potential plant.
25  People under stress tend to express their full range of potential.
26  Only by coming to grips with difficulty can you realize your full potential.
27  The support systems to enable women to realize their potential at work are seriously inadequate.
28  I was in New Hampshire recently watching the Republican presidential candidates chase each other and potential primary voters around.
29  Because a human only becomes a resource when it is classed as an asset with potential to grow.
30  Our image information is an under-used resource of enormous potential value for scientific research, public enquiries, and commercial development.