Potential

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Definition

potential: possible
adjective, noun

potentially: possibly, with a chance of happening
adverb

to have potential: to possess a capacity, an ability for something
verb
This idea has potential, but we need to work on it a little more before it is ready.

Examples

  • "The most contagious (and potentially fatal) strain of the virus, called H5N1, has the potential to decimate the global bird population."
  • "We also offer 2 months of paternity leave, which may be of interest if you have your eye on a potential father from the staff!"
  • "I have included the potential daddies below."
  • "The most contagious (and potentially fatal) strain of the virus, called H5N1, has the potential to decimate the global bird population."
  • "The photographs, taken by current Delavigne special assistant Brian Jones, are not only titillating an audience of people with nothing better to do, but also have the potential to reflect poorly on the Delavigne Corporation."
  • "The one with my four potential mothers?"
  • "I've rounded up all the potential murder suspects there for interrogation!"
  • "Thanks for your inquiry regarding potential pregnancies."
  • "There is another potential solution to this problem. We could have Bob or Jean change your phone number, at an estimated cost of $35 dollars."
  • "I have narrowed down Edward's DNA signature to four potential fathers."

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