One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Noticeable all around; becoming prevalent.‘I smell violence in the air’
going on, happening, afoot, around, about, abroad, circulating, current, stirring, in circulation, at large, going about, in the windView synonyms
- ‘As soon as we got to Seattle there was a palpable tension in the air.’
- ‘It is still not quite the real thing but it is getting closer, you can smell it in the air.’
- ‘If there was a clear sense of nervousness in the air, it was tangible on the ground.’
- ‘It takes the band a couple of songs to hit their flow and as they do you can feel the change in the air.’
- ‘Change is also in the air for the farming industry at the bottom of the food chain.’
- ‘As the tower prepares to welcome the public again, there is a frisson of anxiety in the air.’
- ‘You feel a certain wrongness in the air and the hairs on the back of your neck stand up as unseen eyes watch you.’
- ‘At most of our shows there is just a good feeling in the air with people having a good time.’
- ‘It is a bit more honest, I suppose, but means that there is no real magic in the air.’
- ‘Panic and terror could be smelt in the air and that sensation of worry clenched at his gut.’
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