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noun as in possibility for achievement

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One wonders what might have become of Rice, Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown had they lived to see their full potential.

Though not without flaws, the OZ initiative still has extraordinary potential.

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Over the years, I have seen firsthand the immense potential of corporations to nurture economic justice.

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Even the potential for such a move is helping to keep the government’s borrowing costs down, investors say.

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Other potential contenders include Stan Ng and Susan Prescott.

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The eating disorder field remains divided over the potential efficacy of such measures.

But, as the people of Irving are now discovering, all of this poking and prodding is not without potential consequences.

First, they allow Paul to siphon off attention from whichever potential candidate is making news.

The brokers then scout out potential “crew members” who can earn substantial discounts for working the journey.

Is there any chance the potential 2016 hopeful will stand up to the right and embrace paid sick leave?

Thus, Virginia is well-endowed geographically and has many potential resources for future progress.

Then as a thin cloud of dust billowed up from the fallen rocks, a vision of its war potential burst upon him.

The crowd parted on either side, silenced and awed by the look of potential purpose in the face of this yesterday's hero.

Equilibrium will be established whenever the potential of the system is equal to 0.

Only the attorney who wraps the case around his heart can appreciate its vast potential.


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On this page you'll find 65 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to potential, such as: hidden, likely, possible, probable, budding, and future.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.