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  • adv. In an evolutional manner
  • adv. With regard to evolution


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  • Anger is a powerful emotion that probably adapted evolutionally as a way to generate the energy to arouse a person enough physiologicall to defent his or her self.

    OpEdNews - Diary: The Anger Hate Continuum

  • Unlike the more evolutionally advanced senses of sight and hearing, which are processed by the higher parts of the brain, our sense of smell takes a short cut directly to the limbic system -- the emotional part of the brain.

    Printing: Emerging from the Bush/Cheney Cloud to Face PPPTSD and Learned Helplessness

  • Another characteristic which is apt to diminish one's respect for Gallican ideas is their appearance of having been too much influenced, originally and evolutionally, by interested motives.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • The reader began again: "'Certainly if first love be evolutionally explicable, it means the perception by the lover of something differentiating the beloved from all other women, -- something corresponding to an inherited ideal within himself, previously latent, but suddenly lighted and defined,' -- an inherited ideal -- something differentiating the beloved from all other women," murmured the reader earnestly.

    Sally of Missouri

  • We might say the very same thing about any human emotion; every emotion can be evolutionally traced back to simple and selfish impulses shared by man with the lower animals.

    Books and Habits from the Lectures of Lafcadio Hearn

  • The choice of the dead, evolutionally considered, would be a choice based upon remembrance rather than on prescience.

    Kokoro Japanese Inner Life Hints

  • To fairly measure the feat, we should remember that Japan was evolutionally younger than any modern European nation, by at least twenty-seven hundred years, when she went to school! ...

    Japan: an Attempt at Interpretation

  • At the time of the opening of Japan, society had not evolutionally advanced beyond a stage corresponding to that of the antique Western societies in the seventh or eighth century before Christ.

    Japan: an Attempt at Interpretation

  • The Spartan society was evolutionally much in advance of the Ionian societies; the Dorian patriarchal clan having been dissolved at some very early period.

    Japan: an Attempt at Interpretation

  • No such unlikeness, however, appears to exist; and all this oppositeness probably implies, not so much the outcome of a human experience entirely independent of Aryan experience, as the outcome of an experience evolutionally younger than our own.

    Japan: an Attempt at Interpretation


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