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undercurrent

a current that is not apparent at the surface or lies beneath another current

undercurrent

[′ən·dər‚kə·rənt]
(oceanography)
A water current flowing beneath a surface current at a different speed or in a different direction.
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Lastly - and firstly as the undercurrent of all his quick thoughts -this adventure, though he did not know the English word, was a stupendous lark - a delightful continuation of his old flights across the housetops, as well as the fulfilment of sublime prophecy.
The grave-diggers, who had kept up an undercurrent of disapproval--they disliked Charles; it was not a moment to speak of such things, but they did not like Charles Wilcox--the grave-diggers finished their work and piled up the wreaths and crosses above it.
With more pop notes than her previous albums, Undercurrents falls solidly into the type of folk that's synonymous with early Indigo Girls.
Coastal protection against rising sea levels and undercurrents
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Crime writing at its best, UNDERCURRENTS springs to life in audio format.
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B-sides, undercurrents and overtones; peripheries to popular in music, 1960 to the present.
Part of UBC Press's Sexuality Studies series, Undercurrents takes pleasure in destabilizing perspectives on both postcolonial Hong Kong and tongzhi (literally "comrade," the irreverent umbrella term adopted by Chinese sexual minorities).
She has suitors from both camps, but when a snake is violently attacked by birds, Oliza sees the undercurrents of prejudice and hatred within her own realm.
Tom is a true artist at verbal description and undercurrents of strong sexuality.