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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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They are special currents known by their temperature and their colour.
And the next moment he was plaintively demanding, "And what are the currents doing?"
And, even then, we could not resist atmospheric currents of any considerable strength.
The logs which bore them floated in the middle of the stream and were held fast in that position by the strong current.
I lay here, however, two days, because the wind blowing pretty fresh at ESE., 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.
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.
You see, sir," he went on, "if once we dropped to leeward of the landing-place, it's hard to say where we should get ashore, besides the chance of being boarded by the gigs; whereas, the way we go the current must slacken, and then we can dodge back along the shore."
It happened that there was a sharp turn in the river at the point where the slough entered, and the whole main current of the river was deflected to the other bank.
But now there was a large dark mass in the distance, and near to her Maggie could discern the current of the river.
After Jane Clayton, with rifle levelled at the breast of Rokoff, had succeeded in holding him off until the dugout in which she had taken refuge had drifted out upon the bosom of the Ugambi beyond the man's reach, she had lost no time in paddling to the swiftest sweep of the channel, nor did she for long days and weary nights cease to hold her craft to the most rapidly moving part of the river, except when during the hottest hours of the day she had been wont to drift as the current would take her, lying prone in the bottom of the canoe, her face sheltered from the sun with a great palm leaf.
I heard the whoop again; it was behind me yet, but in a different place; it kept coming, and kept changing its place, and I kept answering, till by and by it was in front of me again, and I knowed the current had swung the canoe's head down-stream, and I was all right if that was Jim and not some other raftsman hollering.
Then they dropped down the river with the current, and paddled about above the gorge for half an hour.
Therefore, though the whole point of his "Current Shorthand" is that it can express every sound in the language perfectly, vowels as well as consonants, and that your hand has to make no stroke except the easy and current ones with which you write m, n, and u, l, p, and q, scribbling them at whatever angle comes easiest to you, his unfortunate determination to make this remarkable and quite legible script serve also as a Shorthand reduced it in his own practice to the most inscrutable of cryptograms.
Without an instant's hesitation he turned up the grim river, paddling hard against the strong current.
The last band of Crow warriors had scarcely disappeared in the clouds of dust they had raised, when our voyagers arrived at the mouth of the river and glided into the current of the Yellowstone.