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uhn der toh

  • n  an inclination contrary to the strongest or prevailing feeling
    his account had a poignant undertow of regret
  • n  the seaward undercurrent created after waves have broken on the shore

  • Their concerts are as revivifying as anything in rock, with a strong undertow of something not often found this side of Bruce Springsteen: moral passion.
  • For Roni, everyday worries included making sure her adopted son, Cory, 7, didn't fall into the sweeping undertow of the brown river and keeping her newly adopted baby, Charity .
  • But undertow didn't make it into the canon do you ever hear people talking about how much the undertow is easing up? which leads to an important lesson.
News & Articles

  • Diver missing off coast
    A spear fisherman from Prairieville has been missing since Saturday morning, when fellow divers last saw him struggling with an undertow, authorities and family members said.
    June 17, 2013 - The Houma Courier

  • Manohla Dargis in Variety
    Critical quote: "Mr. Day-Lewis' outsize performance, with its footnote references to Huston and strange, contorted Kabuki-like grimaces, occasionally breaks the skin of the film's surface like a dangerous undertow. The actor seems to have invaded...
  • Peter Welch in BurlingtonFreePress.com
    I share (Vermonters') fury that our economy has come to this point,Welch said. "Vermonters did not cause this problem, but we can get caught in the undertow unless Congress takes action."
  • Cliff Stearns in New York Times
    There's a subtle undertow here about buy America,Mr. Stearns said, adding, "This bill has picked up a little bit of steam because of that."

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