01. Scientists are only beginning to recognize the [potential] benefits of using ocean tides as a source of endless, clean energy.
02. Former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau's son is widely described in the media as a [potential] leadership candidate for the Liberal party.
03. Her newest CD is seen as a [potential] breakthrough for her in the important U.S. market.
04. Sophie definitely has great [potential] as a graphic artist.
05. This new company has the [potential] to become very profitable in the next year.
06. Yukiko looked at the photos of 4 [potential] husbands that the matchmaker gave her parents.
07. Princess Diana once observed that everyone needs to be valued because everyone has the [potential] to give something back.
08. After 3500 B.C., the agricultural [potential] of the Indus floodplain began to be realized, and the population increased accordingly.
09. Linus in the comic strip "Peanuts" once observed that there is no heavier burden than a great [potential].
10. Dale Galloway once observed that a rose only becomes beautiful, and blesses others when it opens up, and blooms. Its greatest tragedy is to stay in a tight-closed bud, never fulfilling its [potential].
11. Karl Marx believed that work is a central feature of people's identities and allows them to develop to their fullest [potential].
12. The Rick Hansen Institute works to remove barriers that limit people with disabilities from reaching their full [potential].
13. This class is quite difficult, so I think it makes me work to my [potential].
14. Holes in the road are a [potential] hazard for cyclists.
15. You may have the [potential] to be a brilliant language learner, but if you fail to put some effort into it, chances are you will not learn much.
16. Our market researchers are responsible for getting feedback from [potential] customers before a new product is released.
17. My son has a lot of [potential], but he doesn't work very hard.
18. Iran is [potentially] the largest producer of oil in the Middle East.
19. Decades of dictatorial regimes have prevented Uganda from achieving its full [potential].
20. The disease is very serious, and is [potentially] fatal if left untreated.
21. Buddhism teaches that the [potential] to become a Buddha is already contained within us.
22. Psychologists describe learning as a relatively permanent change in behavior, or [potential] to respond, that results from experience.
23. Ensuring that a child's basic needs are met helps to enable them to reach their full [potential].
24. In order to truly fulfill their [potential], children need to be protected and nurtured.

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  • Potential [2] — Potential der Verrückungen. Sind ξ, η, ζ, die Verrückungen des Körperpunktes m (x, y, z) in den Richtungen x, y, z (s. Elastizitätslehre, allgemeine), und es existiert eine Funktion F der Koordinaten x, y, z, deren… …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

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  • Potential [3] — Potential , elastisches. Die Arbeit zur Ueberwindung der inneren Kräfte (s. Verschiebungsarbeit) beliebiger Körper für den Fall, daß die Spannungen konstant wie am Ende der betreffenden Verschiebungen wären (die virtuelle Verschiebungsarbeit),… …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Potential — Po*ten tial, a. [Cf. F. potentiel. See {Potency}.] 1. Being potent; endowed with energy adequate to a result; efficacious; influential. [Obs.] And hath in his effect a voice potential. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Existing in possibility, not in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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