Definitions

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  • adj. Alternative spelling of primeval.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state

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Examples

  • He says Darwinism and neo-Darwinism deal only with the biological or "terminal" phase of evolution and impede discovery of the real mechanism, which is "primaeval" - based on elementary particles, chemical elements and minerals (Chapter 6, "Knight of the North Star").

    ScreenTalk

  • A red mist descends and I want to personally firebomb the whole fucking piece-of-shit, inefficient, dictatorial, fascist institution; I want to decapitate every Commissioner and hold their bleeding heads to the sky, smearing their gore on my face and chest whilst bellowing in some kind of primaeval way*.

    Archive 2005-11-01

  • Part I describes “Victoria sleeping amidst the primaeval solitudes and awakened by voices foretelling speedy discovery and development,” while Part II reveals Victoria, now “Queen of the South,” “engaged in various pursuits — pastoral, agricultural, and industrial” — and engaged in dialogue with a company of nymphs, each “representing the various nations of the earth.”

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • The Bialowieza primaeval forest - the pearl of European forests.

    Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park, Belarus

  • Excursion into the dark, this most primaeval of motherhoods.

    Gentian Cocoli

  • “Paradise, for me, is still a garden and a primaeval woman,” he told Hay.

    The Five of Hearts

  • On the dying echo of the primaeval scream of terror that was our most recent post, comes news of a heartening babystep victory.

    Buying Jacqui Smith’s identity on the internet?

  • Mountains, range on range, up to the Silla and the Neguater; while, right ahead of them to the south, the shore sank suddenly into a low line of mangrove-wood, backed by primaeval forest.

    Westward Ho!

  • The glades which begin so softly are soon lost in the dark primaeval forests, with their peaks of rosy granite, and their stretches of granite blocks piled and poised by nature in some mood of fury.

    A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains

  • Such an oath, then, did the gods appoint the eternal and primaeval water of Styx to be: and it spouts through a rugged place.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

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