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 Meanings and Examples of CURRENT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
current
 a.  of the present time; happening now
 n.  movement of water, air, electricity
Classic Sentence: (96 in 7 pages)
1  She sat silent, her hands clasped on her work, and it seemed to him that a warm current flowed toward him along the strip of stuff that still lay unrolled between them.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In V
2  She lingered a moment, caught in the same strong current; then she slipped from him and drew back a step or two, pale and troubled.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
3  A hot swift current was running through her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
4  But now, he turned against the stream in which he had drifted so short a while before, and began swimming arduously back against the current.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LII
5  She was like a water-plant in the flux of the tides, and today the whole current of her mood was carrying her toward Lawrence Selden.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
6  It was as if the eager current of her being had been checked by a sudden obstacle which drove it back upon itself.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
7  The future seemed full of a vague promise, and all her apprehensions were swept out of sight on the buoyant current of her mood.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
8  Nor was she without pale glimpses of her own world, especially since the breaking-up of the Newport season had set the social current once more toward Long Island.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 5
9  He laid his hand for a moment on hers, and there passed between them, on the current of the rare contact, one of those exchanges of meaning which fill the hidden reservoirs of affection.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 8
10  On and on it flowed, a current of meaningless sound, on which, startlingly enough, a familiar name now and then floated to the surface.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
11  She tried to get back into the current.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
12  She raged, but so violent was the current of their respectability, so persistent was Aunt Bessie in running to her with their blabber, that she was embarrassed when she took Hugh to play with Olaf.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
13  The breeze flowed round the boat in a chill current.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
14  A subtle current of desire passed through her body, weakening her hold upon the brushes and making her eyes burn.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XIX
15  She was talking "books" with Mr. Gouvernail and trying to draw from him his opinion upon current literary topics.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXX
Example Sentence: (166 in 12 pages)
16  The claim was not admissible under the current policy.
17  Because of an unusually strong current, the bridge's central support gave way, tipping a coach into the river.
18  Leading scientists got together in Paris to compare notes on current research.
19  It seems improbable that the current situation will continue.
20  The shareholders are planning to wrest control of the company from the current directors.
21  The two presidents have had candid talks about the current crisis.
22  The chief editorial writer also blames weak leadership for the current crisis.
23  Some of these educators are hoping to produce a change in the current cultural paradigm.
24  The swimmer was swept away by the current.
25  My current level of job satisfaction is pretty low.
26  A quarter of current inmates have committed violent crimes.
27  They suggested measures to overcome current difficulties.
28  A gentle current carried them slowly offshore.
29  Discontent with the current government is strong.
30  The government yesterday reaffirmed its commitment to the current peace process.