As Ford had realized, however, her intelligence was her secret weapon.
He got the bit between the teeth with Rebekah Brooks when she had a go at him and realized he had nothing to lose.
It was soon after, with just three words, that Mottola realized he was in love.
He realized that these were abnormal times and people who followed the normal rules were at risk.
She realized how much mothers traditionally withhold their voices to let their children develop their own.
Quirl now realized that they were attacking the captain's quarters.
She had not realized how heavy her burden was until Uncle Denny had come to share it.
When Juve had gone, M. Vicart realized a sense of extreme uneasiness.
Where it came from Clif could not tell, but he realized the significance in an instant.
I realized that you would want to be the one to break the news.
1610s, "bring into existence," from French réaliser "make real" (16c.), from Middle French real "actual" (see real (adj.)). Sense of "understand clearly, make real in the mind" is first recorded 1775. Sense of "obtain, amass" is from 1753. Related: Realized; realizing.