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But a recent trend is capitalizing on our latent desires to actually become the famous people we love and love to hate.Kevin Spacey and the Most Inexplicable Celebrity Video Game Cameos|Amy Zimmerman|May 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So it carbonates all of these, I'd say latent desires, to have more meaning in his life.'About a Boy' Star David Walton Is No Hugh Grant, in the Best Way|Kevin Fallon|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was more science faction, a monument to human potential—including the latent potential for self-destruction.At the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, a Steady Drip of Toxic Trouble|Eric Nusbaum|February 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But the "Zoabiz" was a small reminder that latent chauvinism is alive and well.
The stories that circulated about their deaths ignited the latent anger in similar neighborhoods throughout the country.
Latent heat is therefore not dissipated, it is merely transformed and has taken on the form of molecular elasticity.Landmarks of Scientific Socialism|Friedrich Engels
She had a power over this young man; she could arouse all the latent nobility which he possessed.The Honorable Miss|L. T. Meade
By this means its latent qualities of reflection of light are brought to perfection, developing its real brilliancy.Equatorial America|Maturin M. Ballou
He was weakened, too, but the freezing cold of the desert night aroused all his latent force.The Lions of the Lord|Harry Leon Wilson
He knew that views not unlike Hugo's were latent in many minds lacking Hugo's initiative that would respond to the right impulse.The Last Shot|Frederick Palmer