If this comes to pass, the question that has lurked beneath the crisis will rush to the surface: Who or what will fill the vacuum?
Better to think of it as the creative force that has lurked behind the last 999 of them.
King dwells on "the darker city that lurked behind the enlightened one" a bit much for my taste.
No doubt she had been unaware of my identity as his visitor, or she would never dared to have lurked there.
It had lurked just beyond his mental grasp for some time now.
Sometimes I lurked gloomy in a corner, disliking the public display of Helen that the party implied.
Here and there lurked a crimson bud, ready to catch the floating pollen.
What dangers have lurked for man and for most wild things in the dark!
There lurked about him the impish quality of the whistle that had summoned her.
How he must have hated women as he lurked in the doubtful ambush of that corner.
c.1300, lurken "to hide, lie hidden," probably from Scandinavian (cf. dialectal Norwegian lurka "to sneak away," dialectal Swedish lurka "to be slow in one's work"), perhaps ultimately related to Middle English luren "to frown, lurk" (see lower (v.2)). Related: Lurked; lurking.