Unguessed

Excerpt from Goodbye Mr. Chips by James Hilton, ©1934:

She made him, to all appearances, a new man; though most of the newness was really a warming to life of things that were old, imprisoned, and unguessed. His eyes gained sparkle; his mind, which was adequately if not brilliantly equipped, began to move more adventurously. The one thing he had always had, a sense of humor, blossomed into a sudden richness to which his years lent maturity. He began to feel a greater sureness…

I like it that she didn’t really change him, just awakened aspects that had lain dormant.

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