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Sitting face to face with a Satmar man schooling her in atavistic Satmar rules was the last place she wanted to be.How One Sex Abuse Case Tore Apart the Williamsburg Hasidim|Allison Yarrow|August 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
These councils have been seeking amendments in the Hindu Marriage Act to support their atavistic views.India’s Fatal Rape Was Typical in a Country That Degrades Women|Anuradha Roy|January 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The anxiety over immigrants is partly rational, partly atavistic.
These atavistic triggers, however, aren't very satisfying explanations taken alone.
This return to something more primitive is an unhealthy atavistic tendency and makes for both racial and individual inferiority.The Sex Worship and Symbolism of Primitive Races|Sanger Brown, II
Deering was very human and fought against an atavistic shrinking from the dark and loneliness.Northwest!|Harold Bindloss
My spine, too, like Conlon's, registered an authentic shiver of protest and atavistic fear.The Book of Susan|Lee Wilson Dodd
War is old--atavistic, a confession of failure, evidence of retrogression.Class of '29|Orrie Lashin and Milo Hastings
The probability, in this case, is that the atavistic variety will find its way into a pie, instead of being kept as a pet.Stories of the Universe: Animal Life|B. Lindsay