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I soon realized my mistake.
It was some time before he realized he'd offended them.
She realized with growing dismay that the man was drunk.
I now realize how much I miss him.
Almost without realizing it, he began to sing.
It's important to realize that this situation is only temporary.
At the time I never even realized how unhappy I was.
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