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synonyms for primal

  • primordial
  • aboriginal
  • ancient
  • central
  • chief
  • earliest
  • early
  • first
  • fundamental
  • highest
  • old
  • original
  • paramount
  • past
  • prehistoric
  • primitive
  • principal
  • pristine
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Sitwell’s intense reaction to the fictional retelling of his primal loss reminds readers that history belongs to those who control its narrative, and that fiction can be as powerful, and in some cases even more influential, than fact.
LADEE HUBBARD’S ‘THE RIB KING’ IS A FASCINATING LOOK AT AMBITION, RACE AND REVENGENAOMI JACKSONJANUARY 21, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Such remarks suggest that this primal bond deserves more thorough appraisal than it receives here.
PATRICIA HIGHSMITH’S SORDID SEARCH FOR INSPIRATIONWENDY SMITHJANUARY 20, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Back in the ’60s and ’70s, “primal scream” therapy was in vogue with folks as high-profile as John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
STRESSED? TRY SCREAMING. YES, REALLY.SARA KILEY WATSONJANUARY 8, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
The poverty of earlier days was the outcome of the insufficiency of human labor to meet the primal needs of human kind.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
The primal rigidity of the straight line yields later on to the freedom of an organ.
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From that day to this, man has been occupied in unfolding this method, and has advanced enormously beyond his primal state.
MAN AND HIS ANCESTORCHARLES MORRIS
Anaximenes, seeing that animals die without air, thought that air was the great primal cause.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME IJOHN LORD
Whatever you said to him sank without splash into this almost primal calm and was lost to your view forever.
BLAZED TRAIL STORIESSTEWART EDWARD WHITE
Defeat and dishonour came of the equivocations, that sprang from the "primal falsehood" of royalty.
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A nave acceptance of the supernatural was unquestionably one of the primal attributes of human intelligence.
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