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It’s the primal wanting and need of drama, I feel like, as humans.
He is of primal, protean, raw voice on the Harlem Square Club version of “Chain Gang,” but we experience that idea again of someone writing to reach us.The Night Sam Cooke Made ‘Chain Gang’ a Hymn to Freedom|Colin Fleming|October 17, 2021|The Daily Beast
For all of our 21st-century trappings, our human paths align across the millennia, and we all carry the primal memories of skin contact with the earth and each other.What We Have In Common With Humans Of 23,000 Years Ago|Susanna Schrobsdorff|October 5, 2021|Time
We ditch the pretense of our urban lives and become some sort of primal survivor.Gabby’s Case Reminds Me of the Scariest Hike I Ever Took|Alaina Demopoulos|September 23, 2021|The Daily Beast
Sitwell’s intense reaction to the fictional retelling of his primal loss reminds readers that history belongs to those who control its narrative, and that fiction can be as powerful, and in some cases even more influential, than fact.Ladee Hubbard’s ‘The Rib King’ is a fascinating look at ambition, race and revenge|Naomi Jackson|January 21, 2021|Washington Post
And to this day, liberals in the political world use the name “Willie Horton” to describe an appeal to primal racial fears.
Levine broods in the meat locker, mad with desire for Prinsloo, whose appetite for him is equally primal.Sex, Blood and Maroon 5: Pop Culture’s Wounds Run Deep|Lizzie Crocker|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
The “exotic” foreign civilization is somehow more natural, more primal, more sensual, the way people really ought to live.
The poverty of earlier days was the outcome of the insufficiency of human labor to meet the primal needs of human kind.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
The primal rigidity of the straight line yields later on to the freedom of an organ.Children's Ways|James Sully
From that day to this, man has been occupied in unfolding this method, and has advanced enormously beyond his primal state.Man And His Ancestor|Charles Morris
Anaximenes, seeing that animals die without air, thought that air was the great primal cause.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I|John Lord
Whatever you said to him sank without splash into this almost primal calm and was lost to your view forever.Blazed Trail Stories|Stewart Edward White