Synonyms for under-current

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Antonyms for under-current

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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNDER-CURRENT

Perhaps by some under-current she had been drawn away from the reefs.

But he had no conception of any under-current of feeling in Margaret Adair.

This under-current is warm, while the upper-current is cold.

Yet was the under-current of hope so persistent that at times it was near faith.

Mixed with the fury of fight there was an under-current of fun.

There was ever an under-current of disappointment, which rendered all my exertions nugatory.

He was not a man to suspect the under-current of a stream, smooth on the surface.

These details give some insight into the under-current of city life.

The engines chiefly, with an under-current of “other things.”

He reviewed the events of the day and their under-current of intrigue.

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, "stream of water or air flowing beneath the surface or beneath another current," a hybrid formed from under + current (n.). The figurative sense of "suppressed or underlying character" is attested from 1817.

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