Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to a totem; characterized by a totem: as, a totemic relative or relationship.
- adj. Serving as a totem.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to a totem, or totemism.
- adj. relating to totemism
“In the form, then, in which it is known, the Iroquois organization cannot be called totemic -- whether it was originally such must be left undetermined.”
“The Shard of Glass is just the kind of totemic confidence booster the country needs.”
“The "totemic" prohibition in this instance really seems to have a hygienic origin.”
“Mr Clegg acknowledged that it was "self-evidently extraordinarily controversial" for the party to back higher fees, given its previous "totemic" policy of abolishing them.”
“By the 1970s whales had become the "totemic organisms of peaceniks, freaks, and ecoterrorists.”
“Her name has acquired totemic meaning for politicians on the right who have cited her in speeches as a bogeyman, even though she has never and, she promises, will never run for office: "I'm just like, really, am I the scariest thing you can conjure?”
“Some are totemic and tall and lurch like giant insects, but most crouch low and wide and suggest driftwood, bones, weapons, fossils and animals, especially birds—with wings outstretched—crippled or alighting.”
“Less randomness and a frantic desire to work in every possible totemic moment from the shows replaced by more focus and seriousness would make The Bardy Bunch a lot funnier.”
“But the stadium also remains a totemic symbol of the ongoing arguments over the legacy of the Games.”
“The bonuses paid to senior executives at RBS and Lloyds, which the government bailed out during the credit crisis, have become a totemic issue as the U.K.'s main political parties jostle to show which of them has the fairest economic policies.”
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