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Examples from the Web for elemental
The word primitive does not do justice to the elemental nature of dining in one of the great barbecue parlors of this region.
He returned medicine to its most elemental form—a profession that tries to help out someone who is sick.C. Everett Koop: Pioneering Surgeon General Spurred Reagan Response to AIDS|Kent Sepkowitz|February 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Yet it does point out how elemental health and health care are—for both citizens and those running for election.
The more important dynamic at work, Firman said, is the longer-term process of elemental self-discovery that can happen.Michael Ybarra’s Death Underscores the Allure and Dangers of Solo Climbing|Scott C. Johnson|July 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Buffett in his action has boiled down the entire health-care debate to its most elemental: what is the cost of peace of mind?
There was no getting forth, no living creature of free will "took water" in this elemental crisis.His Unquiet Ghost|Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)
I wish they had more knowledge of books, and could be got to think in some elemental fashion about art.All Sorts and Conditions of Men|Walter Besant
At any rate, if he failed to do so, he had nothing to fear from a foe who did not know enough to use an elemental advantage.Brave Tom|Edward S. Ellis
According to mediæval belief, the Sylphs were elemental spirits of the air; the Gnomes the elemental spirits of the earth.The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Vol. VII|William Wordsworth
This elemental essence is marvelously sensitive to human thought, however fleeting.Ghosts I Have Seen|Violet Tweedale