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Hintergedanke is the practically perfect German word for an understanding or apprehension of something that lies at the back of our minds, but which we cannot admit to ourselves. It's like the proverbial “feeling”. You had the “feeling” roiling in the background, but you didn't quite acknowledge it for what it was, probably because it was an all-purpose hintergedanke vs a clearly articulated sentiment...

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