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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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It’s the primal wanting and need of drama, I feel like, as humans.
READY TO TALK ABOUT THE SHOCKING FINALE OF ‘YOU’ SEASON 3? ONE OF THE BREAKOUT STARS EXPLAINS ALL.EMILY YAHROCTOBER 18, 2021WASHINGTON POST
He is of primal, protean, raw voice on the Harlem Square Club version of “Chain Gang,” but we experience that idea again of someone writing to reach us.
THE NIGHT SAM COOKE MADE ‘CHAIN GANG’ A HYMN TO FREEDOMCOLIN FLEMINGOCTOBER 17, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
For all of our 21st-century trappings, our human paths align across the millennia, and we all carry the primal memories of skin contact with the earth and each other.
WHAT WE HAVE IN COMMON WITH HUMANS OF 23,000 YEARS AGOSUSANNA SCHROBSDORFFOCTOBER 5, 2021TIME
We ditch the pretense of our urban lives and become some sort of primal survivor.
GABBY’S CASE REMINDS ME OF THE SCARIEST HIKE I EVER TOOKALAINA DEMOPOULOSSEPTEMBER 23, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
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.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
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
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