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latent hostility

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n latent hostility feelings of hostility that are not manifest "he could sense her latent hostility to him","the diplomats' first concern was to reduce international tensions"
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Usage

In literature:

But she began to feel a latent hostility.
"The Price She Paid" by David Graham Phillips
She had no design, but hostility was latent, and hence perhaps the offending phrase.
"Beauchamp's Career, Complete" by George Meredith
They are simply indifferent to England, with, as I have said, a latent bias towards hostility.
"America To-day, Observations and Reflections" by William Archer
The hostility of the Sultan of Morocco was latent.
"Atlantida" by Pierre Benoit
Sullen and latent hostility was changing from smouldering rancor to flaming hate.
"Plotting in Pirate Seas" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
The latent hostility of men and women with humanitarian sympathies was at once raised to white heat.
"Union and Democracy" by Allen Johnson
On these occasions Clyde experienced a recurrence of latent hostility.
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
I had often wondered at the attitude of latent hostility of these two youngsters toward me; and now I understood.
"The First Mate" by Harry Collingwood
This latent hostility, I am happy to say, shows some signs of wearing away.
"A Tour of the Missions" by Augustus Hopkins Strong
It was past ten when Karen returned and his mood of latent hostility melted when he saw how tired she looked and how unhappy.
"Tante" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
Between himself and the chief there existed a latent hostility which, never failed to peep out more or less whenever they met.
"Forging the Blades" by Bertram Mitford
I fancied that there was a coolness that amounted to a latent hostility between Lionel and Dr. Goode, and I wondered about it.
"The Social Gangster" by Arthur B. Reeve
Rae soon became conscious that there was a latent hostility between the women, and he felt it incumbent on him to break the silence.
"The League of the Leopard" by Harold Bindloss
He must have felt the latent hostility.
"The Hall and the Grange" by Archibald Marshall
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In news:

Fan the latent hostilities of many of the people to the point of overt expression…Unless there is controversy, people are not concerned enough to act.
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