Usage examples for latent

  1. Not having felt, for many months, the least desire for liquor, he imagined that even the latent inclination which existed, as he readily supposed, for some time, had become altogether extinguished. – The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  2. What had once touched and moved him unspeakably in Agatha's face was the capacity it had, latent in its tragic lines, for expressing terror. – The Flaw in the Crystal by May Sinclair
  3. The vines were husky and had more latent buds than I had believed possible. – Old Plymouth Trails by Winthrop Packard
  4. But the thought of it had remained latent within her for long months, and frightful evidence thereof now burst forth. – Fruitfulness Fecondite by Emile Zola
  5. There was latent jealousy in his face now, as he drew near. – A Terrible Secret by May Agnes Fleming
  6. They appear to act by means of some latent power, some reserved force, which acts secretly, by mere presence. – Character by Samuel Smiles
  7. " Some latent vanity and love of the world. – The Allen House or Twenty Years Ago and Now by T. S. Arthur
  8. Naturally we were quite ignorant of the depths of cruelty latent in the German nature, or of the manoeuvres on the part of Bismarck which had led to the declaration of war. – Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life by Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey
  9. However, patience; perhaps the shock of events will arouse and bring in action now latent, but good and energetic qualities. – Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862 by Adam Gurowski
  10. The highest aim of the alchemist was the evolution of a divine and immortal being out of a mortal and semi- animal man; the development, in short, of all those hidden properties which lie latent in man's nature. – Austin and His Friends by Frederic H. Balfour
  11. There was a latent cruelty under his air of civility which astonished and terrified her. – The Secret Witness by George Gibbs
  12. Yet it must always have been latent in you - you make one feel it. – The Inside of the Cup, Volume 5 by Winston Churchill
  13. These are the shades of the British constitution in which its latent beauties consist;" and he affirmed his conviction that this privilege would prove " an advantage to the nobility of Ireland, and an improvement in the system of representation in the House." – The Constitutional History of England From 1760 to 1860 by Charles Duke Yonge
  14. It is marvellous what an amount of latent torment there is in boys, ready to come out the moment an object presents itself. – Alec Forbes of Howglen by George MacDonald
  15. For some weeks after, she was jealous of latent design to bring their religion to bear upon her; but perceiving not a single direct approach, not the most covert hint of attack, she became gradually convinced that they had no such intent. – Paul Faber, Surgeon by George MacDonald
  16. No one can understand the latent possibilities of physical development he possesses till he has seen the agricultural labourer eat. – Greene Ferne Farm by Richard Jefferies
  17. " I'm afraid your knowledge, Burt, resembles latent heat," laughed Leonard. – Nature's Serial Story by E. P. Roe
  18. The Provinces were fighting for their existence, unconscious of their latent strength, and willing to trust to France or to England, if they could only save themselves from being swallowed by Spain. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  19. These qualities may be latent in Lincoln, but do not yet come to daylight. – Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862 by Adam Gurowski