Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Originally; at first.
- Primarily; not derivatively.
- According to the original rule or oldest practice; in the ancient or antique style.
- adv. In a primitive manner.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. Originally; at first.
- adv. Primarily; not derivatively.
- adv. According to the original rule or ancient practice; in the ancient style.
- adv. with reference to the origin or beginning
- adv. in a primitive style or manner
“primitively" accumulate, and more and more is included in the mass of what is directly managed by capital's disciplinary and modulatory procedures.”
“There is something primitively human in listening and watching as a story unfolds, and if you are lucky enough to be in the presence of someone who is truly talented in this regard, allow yourself to imaginatively engage and enjoy the experience.”
“Ultimately, it also proves the primitively atavistic nature of human beings: that altruism is an unnatural societal construct and that self-interest is the natural impulse of the human animal.”
“At a certain point during my meander through the town, I could now feel what was missing from a story I'd given up on when I couldn't make the connection between the Nigeria I was familiar with and the Nigeria that primitively hounded children and labelled them child witches.”
“Members commented which a oppressor behaves as irrationally, as primitively here as a Saddam Hussein or a Joseph Stalin: foolish revenge which yields no transparent benefit to a ruler.”
“RE: Asgard can't think primitively - how often does anyone overlook the simple answer beaus they start over thinking something?”
“He points out that all of the branches or groups technically called clades known to have primitively eusocial species—aculeate wasps, halictine and xylocopine bees, sponge-nesting shrimp, termopsid termites, colonial aphids and thrips, ambrosia beetles, and naked mole rats—rely on colonies that build and occupy defensible nests.”
“Origin and evolution of eusociality: A perspective from studying primitively eusocial wasps.”
“There he lived primitively, working in the open and sleeping under his boat, sometimes for weeks at a time.”
“I think that 50 years from now, we'll look back and be stunned to think about how primitively certain social issues were conceived and handled.”
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