He got the bit between the teeth with Rebekah Brooks when she had a go at him and realized he had nothing to lose.
The officer passed a form across the table and handed me a ballpoint pen, and I realized that this was war.
He realized that these were abnormal times and people who followed the normal rules were at risk.
But Davis argues that Britain did so only when it realized it served its “national honor.”
Once she overcame her shock, Esfandiari realized she was arrested because she was perceived as an agent provocateur.
Quirl now realized that they were attacking the captain's quarters.
The call of one blood to another, and he realized the truth of what Allister said.
When Juve had gone, M. Vicart realized a sense of extreme uneasiness.
He realized that his son loved the woman—nor could he wonder much at that.
I realized that you would want to be the one to break the news.
1610s, "bring into existence," from French réaliser "make real" (16c.), from Middle French real "actual" (see real (adj.)). Sense of "understand clearly, make real in the mind" is first recorded 1775. Sense of "obtain, amass" is from 1753. Related: Realized; realizing.