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subtext

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsubtextsub‧text /ˈsʌbtekst/ noun [countable usually singular] 🔊 🔊 MEANINGa hidden or second meaning behind someone’s words or actions 🔊 What’s the subtext here? What’s the writer really saying?
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subtextPotentially explosive subtext -- Annie was sexually abused as a child -- is pretty much left in the background.One subtext of the book is accepting one's ethnic identity.Those were just some of the subtexts in the 64-team draw.Underneath the scorn, the subtext is that Morrissey's art lacks a vital virility.Whatever their text, the subtext was always this: this is my will.Even in this harsh, modern commercial world, this remains a vital subtext of our own research.
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