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Everard’s killer—an off-duty cop named Wayne Couzens—is the archetypal villain we don’t know.

Yes, they alienated some people, but they were totally OK with who they were alienating because they were moving closer to their ideal archetypal customer.

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Like a refrain, they also circle back to the subject of myth as it relates to the human propensity to come to terms with the mysteries and verities that underwrite existence through archetypal stories.

Hinton is the archetypal academic, tousled, lost in thought, with a wry wit and healthy disrespect for authority.

If that is so, then Becker has written “The Heroine’s Journey” about three very different women who answered the archetypal call to adventure — and found themselves immersed in the chaos that was the Vietnam War.

Black Alice and Strix have origin stories that more closely resemble the archetypal comic heroes.

Marion Barry, the former four-time mayor of Washington D.C., notorious for being filmed smoking crack, is the archetypal survivor.

As Goggins puts it, “pictures about the archetypal not the stereotypical South.”

Christie, an archetypal tough guy happy warrior, at first dismissed accusations that the traffic jam was politically motivated.

Alex Jones is a representative Second Amendment enthusiast in the same way that Leonid Brezhnev is an archetypal progressive.

He had not wholly freed himself, however, from archetypal trammels.

Truly is Homer the primordial Hellenic seer, he who sees and sets forth the archetypal forms of the future of his race.

Yes, in the sight of God, like the archetypal ideas of the Platonists.

All things exist, according to his well-known doctrine of ideas, in an ideal or archetypal form, a pattern laid up in heaven.

This is a Generic Creation, creation according to genera or classes, like the "archetypal ideas" of Plato.


On this page you'll find 40 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to archetypal, such as: quintessential, stereotypical, average, classic, clichéd, and conventional.

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