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  • There was an underlying consciousness all the while that he should have to master this anger, and tell her everything, and convince her of the facts.
  • But he was now a prey to that worst irritation which arises not simply from annoyances, but from the second consciousness underlying those annoyances, of wasted energy and a degrading preoccupation, which was the reverse of all his former purposes.

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  • There was an underlying strength to her embrace, the kind of muscle tone that came from hard work.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • The Theorem of underlying Katherine Predictability, he thought.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines

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