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I used the word 'atavism' to mean a reversion to the primitive.

Can I explain, can anyone explain, the mysterious vagaries of atavism?

Altogether a good deal of nonsense has been written about atavism.

I would not omit to mention also the law of Atavism, in this discussion of heredity.

For a short moment he hesitated but atavism and necessity were against him.

Some of them were mere lads, but one and all had features which suggested the atavism of crime.

The word reversion, also, not to say atavism, may well be dropped.

It must explain all the facts which constitute what is known as atavism.

This is not atavism, though it may be the outcome of atavism, or arrest of development.

This is that atavism which has been so frequently observed in criminals and so much discussed.

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