Examples from the Web for primal
And to this day, liberals in the political world use the name “Willie Horton” to describe an appeal to primal racial fears.
I wanted to fill her with pain and primal rage, which was really fun for me.Juliette Lewis on Hollywood, Why the MSM Hates Scientology, and Masturbating to George Clooney|Marlow Stern|September 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Because primal violence is justified by religious belief, “the offenders have no remorse, no fear, and are extremely confident.”Why ISIS Keeps Running Circles Around Us, Just Like Al Qaeda Did Before 9/11|Christopher Dickey|September 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One is on African primal religions, another on the tao of T'ai Chi Ch'uan, another on the path to total rejuvenation.The Stacks: The Neville Brothers Stake Their Claim as Bards of the Bayou|John Ed Bradley|April 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Meeting the Clintons, added Steve Rosinski, an actor in Las Vegas, was “primal.”
"The Man of Primal Times" proved his unlimited supremacy over the body.Auguste Rodin|Rainer Maria Rilke
It is impossible to conceive existence terminated by a primal or initial cause.A Few Words About the Devil|Charles Bradlaugh
The primal work in every country, for its own safety, should be the education and freedom of woman.
Its subtle flavors escape them while they grovel in primal mud.Autobiography of a YOGI|Paramhansa Yogananda
She had nothing in common with anything of that kind; she had to do with the primal facts of life.Jane Field|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
British Dictionary definitions for primal
Word Origin for primal
Word Origin and History for primal
c.1600, "belonging to the earliest age," from Medieval Latin primalis "primary," from Latin primus "first" (see prime (adj.)). Psychological sense, in reference to Freud's theory of behaviors springing from the earliest stage of emotional development, is attested from 1918. Primal scream is from a best-selling book of 1971.