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unrealized

[uhn-ree-uh-lahyzd] /ʌnˈri əˌlaɪzd/
adjective
1.
not made real or actual; not resulting in accomplishment, as a task or aim:
unrealized ambitions.
2.
not known or suspected:
unrealized talent.
Origin of unrealized
1765-1775
1765-75; un-1 + realized
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  • It is underlain by an unrealized wealth that may never be brought to light.

    The Booklover and His Books Harry Lyman Koopman
  • Perhaps there may have been some unrealized sanitary reason for this practice.

    The Book of Tea Kakuzo Okakura
  • It was for men like himself, with memories, unrealized dreams.

    Cytherea Joseph Hergesheimer
  • Let us leave them there in that first curious, unrealized signaling of soul to soul.

    In the Heart of a Fool William Allen White
  • It has been the unrealized dream of generations of India and China merchants.

  • There must, then, be some conception of unrealized powers which will meet this difficulty.

    John Dewey's logical theory Delton Thomas Howard
British Dictionary definitions for unrealized

unrealized

/ʌnˈrɪəˌlaɪzd/
adjective
1.
(of an ambition, hope, goal, etc) not attained or brought to fruition
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