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Word: potential

Definition: expressing possibility; latent; N: capacity for growth


Sentences Containing 'potential'

This waiter, who was middle-aged and spare, looked for help to a waiter of more authority--a stout, potential old man, with a double chin, in black breeches and stockings, who came out of a place like a churchwarden's pew, at the end of the coffee-room, where he kept company with a cash-box, a Directory, a Law-list, and other books and papers.
The potential waiter waved him away, and turned, gravely, to me.

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