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adjective as in ancient

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A few years later, he suggested that perhaps the cosmos began with all of its matter in a single point — the “primeval atom,” he called it.

Travel to a land sculpted by ancient volcanoes, where crystal blue rivers carve their way through primeval forests, towering mountains give way to lush valleys and pristine lakes, and deep below the surface lie vast networks of cavernous wonders.

In their statements, Yamaguchi and Schipper link primeval fables to modern ecological crises.

The next night, after a rollicking, 27-mile day of trending downhill through primeval stadiums of hoodoos, arches and knee-buckling cliffs, the wigs come out.

People come from around the world to fish for all five species of wild Alaska salmon, hunt everything from mountain goats to brown bears, and experience primeval wild country.

Bryan Hurt in Split Images and Raymond Cruz in City Primeval are cops.

The landscape here, like all of Iceland, has a primeval majesty.

The longing for a product that we have not yet experienced strikes some primeval need, particularly in Americans.

There could never be anything friendly, anything possessing, in a land destined for a race of primeval giants.

She points to her pinions stretched over the abyss of primeval fire, her eyes blinded by its awful glare, and remains silent.

"When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy," as this earth emerged from its primeval darkness.

The organization of man renders it questionable if his primeval ancestor was arboreal to any similar extent.

He wheeled toward the deepening night, the torn and soiled blue robe clinging to him as to the figure of a primeval god.


On this page you'll find 38 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to primeval, such as: prehistoric, primal, primitive, primordial, pristine, and earliest.

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