not made real or actual; not resulting in accomplishment, as a task or aim: unrealized ambitions.
not known or suspected: unrealized talent.
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How to use unrealized in a sentence
Yet even today, racial and ethnic equality remains unrealized, and racial entitlement remains a potent force.No, the Vikings Did Not Discover America. Here's Why That Myth is Problematic | Gordon Campbell | June 29, 2021 | Time
This tax is supposed to give the government one last chance to get a piece of all those unrealized gains and other assets the wealthiest Americans accumulate over their lifetimes.The Secret IRS Files: Trove of Never-Before-Seen Records Reveal How the Wealthiest Avoid Income Tax | by Jesse Eisinger, Jeff Ernsthausen and Paul Kiel | June 8, 2021 | ProPublica
Many titans of the 21st century sit on mountains of what are known as unrealized gains, the total size of which fluctuates each day as stock prices rise and fall.The Secret IRS Files: Trove of Never-Before-Seen Records Reveal How the Wealthiest Avoid Income Tax | by Jesse Eisinger, Jeff Ernsthausen and Paul Kiel | June 8, 2021 | ProPublica
The country’s distinct lack of greatness, the argument goes, is not a matter of unrealized ideals.We teach students how to understand the U.S., not to love it — or hate it | Daniel Immerwahr | December 23, 2020 | Washington Post
Southern California, of course, fascinates as we wait and wait for it to spice the playoff with West Coast flavor and as it deals with what Ryan Kartje of the Los Angeles Times described as “an ever-lingering sense of unrealized potential.”In this unhinged year, the CFP selection committee faces an even more indecipherable task | Chuck Culpepper | November 23, 2020 | Washington Post
With its extensive coastlines, Iran has the potential to promote this kind tourism but it is, to say the least, unrealized.Operation Wholesome Sea: Iran Coast Guard Forces Women Off Beaches | IranWire | May 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was a promise unrealized until 2012, when construction finally began.The Largest Church in the World Has The Fewest Worshippers | Nina Strochlic | January 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
That was at least the pitch, which went mostly unrealized, according to Gezari.
Maugham once confided to Christopher Isherwood his unrealized wish, when he turned seventy, to return to India and study Shankara.
When Susan Lucci earned her first Emmy after 18 unrealized nominations, I stood and cheered.
But the scheme has gone, these sixty years, to the cloudy nether-world of glorious dreams unrealized.Lola Montez | Edmund B. d'Auvergne
Once, their aim appeared to be a noble possibility, struggling still and unrealized, but unrefuted.Studies of Christianity | James Martineau
We cannot, of course, be content with an unrealized unity of the Church.Some Christian Convictions | Henry Sloane Coffin
But the way in which they received these last tossed pebbles of metaphor showed him unrealized profundities.The Shadow of Life | Anne Douglas Sedgwick
At this moment, wealth seemed within my grasp, and in the next I might be mourning over or cursing my unrealized hopes.Buckskin Mose | Buckskin Mose
British Dictionary definitions for unrealized
(of an ambition, hope, goal, etc) not attained or brought to fruition
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