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The pair was tasked by COP26 president designate Alok Sharma with coming up with a plan to deliver the funds — an issue he has cast as “totemic.”

It’s a great album, charming and assured, and a near-totemic achievement for the 18-year-old woman who co-produced it and at least co-wrote all of its tracks.

Trebek’s performance hasn’t changed to combat the untruths of the last few years, in part because it already was a kind of totem to the value of fact.

In an economy driven by consumer spending, Black Friday assumed totemic importance.

Diversity is largely accepted and encouraged, but lacks the totemic significance assigned to it by boomer activists.

In an election year, these statistics assume even more totemic importance.

Maybe it's the sheer volume of scandals on the landscape today, robbing any one of its totemic power to shock and dismay voters.

Offscreen, he is the Nascar set's totemic badass, the God-fearing patriot who walks the walk.

The utmost severity attached to the observation of totemic law and custom, to break which was regarded as a serious crime.

Fetishism of the Zui description is, indeed, the natural concomitant of a totemic system.

Some, covered with obscene totemic figures and designs, were carved from solid tree trunks forty or fifty feet in length.

As will appear later, this is a characteristic feature of the transition from primitive to totemic culture.

Nevertheless, the imitation of animals in the dance already foreshadows the totemic period.


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On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to totemic, such as: familial, tribal, affiliated, born with, congenital, and consanguine.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.