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characteristic of recent times or informed of what is current

most generally existing or encountered at a given time

something suggestive of running water

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a flow of electricity through a conductor

dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas

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occurring in or belonging to the present time

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References in classic literature ?
Then sleep overpowered me, and I stretched myself on my couch of zostera, and slept profoundly, whilst the Nautilus was gliding rapidly through the current of the Black River.
It was with difficulty held to the rocks by a boat hook, for the current rushed furiously round the point.
But the wind was light, the Pyrenees' bottom was foul, and she could not beat up against the strong westerly current.
and that being just contrary to the current, made a great breach of the sea upon the point: so that it was not safe for me to keep too close to the shore for the breach, nor to go too far off, because of the stream.
They call this up-stream current the tide, which is a thing soon explained, and clear enough.
The child went singing away, following up the current of the brook, and striving to mingle a more lightsome cadence with its melancholy voice.
I went to the platform and signaled to turn the current on to the two inner fences.
Look sharp, now; the current sets in the closest here, and maybe he's washed ashore and got tangled amongst the brush at the water's edge.
By this time we had got so far out of the run of the current that we kept steerage way even at our necessarily gentle rate of rowing, and I could keep her steady for the goal.
The punishment of counterfeiting the public securities, as well as the current coin, is submitted of course to that authority which is to secure the value of both.
By a current or proper word I mean one which is in general use among a people; by a strange word, one which is in use in another country.
When from dark error's subjugation My words of passionate exhortation Had wrenched thy fainting spirit free; And writhing prone in thine affliction Thou didst recall with malediction The vice that had encompassed thee: And when thy slumbering conscience, fretting By recollection's torturing flame, Thou didst reveal the hideous setting Of thy life's current ere I came: When suddenly I saw thee sicken, And weeping, hide thine anguished face, Revolted, maddened, horror-stricken, At memories of foul disgrace.
A steamboat had never yet stemmed its turbulent current.
Ripple-ripple round her waist, Clear the current eddied.
Let these licensed lenders be in number indefinite, but restrained to certain principal cities and towns of merchandizing; for then they will be hardly able to color other men's moneys in the country: so as the license of nine will not suck away the current rate of five; for no man will send his moneys far off, nor put them into unknown hands.