beneath the surface


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beneath the surface

Into or among the deeper aspects of something, as opposed to those that are most easily identified. When you write your book reports, please look beneath the surface of the text and analyze the author's stylistic choices.
See also: beneath, surface

below/beneath the ˈsurface

what you cannot see but can only guess at or feel: She seems very calm but beneath the surface I’m sure that she’s very upset.Beneath the surface of this beautiful city there is terrible poverty and suffering, which tourists never see.
See also: below, beneath, surface
References in classic literature ?
Somewhere beyond I knew that it rose again, but of what value was that to me, since I did not know how great the distance that it maintained a level entirely beneath the surface of the water!
Filling my lungs with air, I dived beneath the surface and swam through the inky, icy blackness on and on along the submerged gallery.
After swimming a short distance beneath the surface the girl rose and looked about her.
She grasped what he meant and immediately took a deep breath, whereat he dove quickly beneath the surface pulling her down with him and again for a dozen strokes or more he swam thus wholly submerged.
"'After quitting this coast, the beast continued his voyage until we met with a land in which the nature of things seemed reversed -- for we here saw a great lake, at the bottom of which, more than a hundred feet beneath the surface of the water, there flourished in full leaf a forest of tall and luxuriant trees.'"
What passes in those remote depths-- what beings live, or can live, twelve or fifteen miles beneath the surface of the waters--what is the organisation of these animals, we can scarcely conjecture.
Far beneath the surface is water that will flow for countless ages after the surface water is exhausted.
Deaf, dumb, and blind it will lie sealed in its buried vault far beneath the surface of Barsoom--just a great, wonderful, beautiful brain with nothing to distract it from eternal thought."
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The solar scientists used the Stanford-operated Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager (HMI) - an instrument onboard NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory satellite - to track solar waves in much the way seismologists would study seismic movements beneath the surface of the Earth.
Strong currents lurk beneath the surface as water is drawn into the supply network.
Many videos use humor or literary references to communicate the "Beneath the Surface" idea.
Prof Parnell, 55, added: "If we are going to explore for life on Mars, we need to go beneath the surface. The next European mission to Mars will have a drill on it but that will only go down about two metres.
Observational skills Can you see what is really going on beneath the surface? Energetic Are you full of life?
Radioactive cesium 137, measuring 110 becquerels per kilogram or about 100 times the normal level, was found in samples collected from the seabed 30 kilometers off Sendai City and 45 meters beneath the surface. Samples collected from the seabed 10 kilometers off Mito City and 49 meters beneath the surface measured 50 becquerels or about 50 times the normal level.