the making or being made real of something imagined, planned, etc.
the result of such a process: The new church was the realization of a ten-year dream.
- non·re·al·i·za·tion, noun
- pre·re·al·i·za·tion, noun
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How to use realization in a sentence
It was a slow realization of, “Okay, this may be longer than a month.”
The two incidents have “sustained outrage” among activists and served as a sobering realization for members of the public, said Katie Stauss, co-chair of the Silver Spring Justice Coalition.In Maryland’s largest suburb, an ambitious police overhaul faces roadblocks | Rebecca Tan, Dan Morse | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
There’s a realization that this may be a little longer than we all imagined.Albertsons CEO Vivek Sankaran Says His Stores Can Vaccinate More Americans. He Just Needs the Doses | Eben Shapiro | January 31, 2021 | Time
The GameStop short squeeze has been described as a revolt against financial capitalism, or the realization of Occupy Wall Street.The GameStop bubble isn’t a revolt against Wall Street | Tim Fernholz | January 30, 2021 | Quartz
It was more realization, I think, that ultimately my future is not necessarily in my control.Aaron Rodgers says ‘I don’t think that there’s any reason why I wouldn’t be back’ with Packers | Mark Maske | January 26, 2021 | Washington Post
Sadly, the world will never see the realization of those skills.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen | Parker Molloy | January 1, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
And that realization comes at the cost of severe, public embarrassment for many, including the victim/proposed.
The form is defined by the realization of its highest and best potential.
“I was truly appalled by the realization of the deceit involved,” Bradlee wrote.The Bizarre Tale of Ben Bradlee, JFK, and the Master Spy | Will Rahn | October 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was more the realization that he was maturing, even though he might not realize that.
Among them Mrs. Cecil, with a sudden realization of her eighty years of cushioned ease and her one hour of sitting on a board.Dorothy at Skyrie | Evelyn Raymond
Deep within him he knew that he had become a stranger to his own wife and the realization sharply increased his torment.The Man from Time | Frank Belknap Long
If such a realization had only come a hundred years ago, a great service would have been done the historian and the antiquarian.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
No consciousness of the great mission of his class, no proud realization of the part he himself had acted in the noble struggle.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist | Alexander Berkman
My imprisonment, the vexations of jail life, the future—all is submerged in the flood of misery at the realization of my failure.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist | Alexander Berkman