current

[ kur-uhnt, kuhr- ]SEE DEFINITION OF current

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CURRENT

He sat down, rather discontented, and resumed the current of his reflections.

Then there was a current of curses, a swift hissing of invective.

Customers came just then, to change the current of his thoughts.

That speech was like a current of strength to the wretched girl.

The current of cultivated opinion has long set in this direction.

I then tried to see how feeble a current was audible in the telephone.

Their strong horses just held their own against the current.

Alike on week-days and Sundays the current of life flows smoothly.

The whole current of the company's traffic to and fro passed under my eye.

To get to his assistance was impossible; both wind and current were against him.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "running, flowing," from Old French corant "running, lively, eager, swift," present participle of corre "to run," from Latin currere "to run, move quickly" (of persons or things), from PIE *kers- "to run" (cf. Greek -khouros "running," Lithuanian karsiu "go quickly," Old Norse horskr "swift," Old Irish and Middle Welsh carr "cart, wagon," Breton karr "chariot," Welsh carrog "torrent"). Meaning "prevalent, generally accepted" is from 1560s.

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