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  • n. Plural form of undercurrent.

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Examples

  • For the lazy writer the transsexual angle is an easy way to dramatize a killers dual personality and exploit an audiences ingrained prejudices and fears and touch on certain undercurrents of misogyny and homophobia that are uncomfortable but can also make for disturbing and gripping filmmaking.

    Psycho killer, qu’est-ce que c’est?

  • One of the main undercurrents of Victorian thought in England, for example, was the steady erosion of religious dogma by rational science.

    No problem

  • He had heard about something called undercurrents, which could suck you down.

    Lonesome Dove

  • I think it's also most revealing as to what kind of undercurrents would rule Rudy himself if he were ever to reach the presidency.

    The Giver of Pain and Delight

  • What I found was that the experience of going back to school and receiving my degree did not satisfy the "undercurrents," or hidden reasons why I wanted to go back to school.

    "At Forty"

  • She said the "undercurrents" and views and feelings that had emerged in the wake of the DA's questioning of state spending on the project made people wonder how far South Africa had gone along the road of reconciliation.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "undercurrents" while the rocks and boulders rushed on through the sluice-boxes to the river.

    The Man from the Bitter Roots

  • All the energies of life flow through those who are open to its many forms—undercurrents of earth and overcurrents of sky, bioelectric fields of plants and animals, magnetically charged attractions of intimacy and relationship, and even the danced opposites of the sacred and profane.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

  • For if a zombie-themed film were to be written, produced and entirely filmed in and around the west of Scotland, we could imbue it with all sorts of political and sociological undercurrents and presentiments.

    When Glasgow's undead rise up | Kevin McKenna

  • Racial undercurrents have been running through the Chicago mayoral race from the outset.

    Carol Moseley Braun Rips Bill Clinton, Brings Up Monica Lewinsky

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