OTHER WORDS FROM totemicsub·to·tem·ic, adjectiveto·tem·i·cal·ly, adverb
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It’s a great album, charming and assured, and a near-totemic achievement for the 18-year-old woman who co-produced it and at least co-wrote all of its tracks.Taylor Swift’s new take on ‘Fearless’ piles on the nostalgia, along with some revenge|Allison Stewart|April 12, 2021|Washington Post
Trebek’s performance hasn’t changed to combat the untruths of the last few years, in part because it already was a kind of totem to the value of fact.Remembering Alex Trebek, The Man With All The Answers|Oliver Roeder|November 9, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
In an economy driven by consumer spending, Black Friday assumed totemic importance.Black Friday Doesn’t Matter: Every Day Is Cyber Monday|Daniel Gross|November 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Diversity is largely accepted and encouraged, but lacks the totemic significance assigned to it by boomer activists.The Myth of the Republican Party’s Inevitable Decline|Joel Kotkin|April 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In an election year, these statistics assume even more totemic importance.March Jobs Data Proves the Crisis Is Over but Problems Remain|Zachary Karabell|April 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Maybe it's the sheer volume of scandals on the landscape today, robbing any one of its totemic power to shock and dismay voters.
Offscreen, he is the Nascar set's totemic badass, the God-fearing patriot who walks the walk.
The utmost severity attached to the observation of totemic law and custom, to break which was regarded as a serious crime.
Fetishism of the Zui description is, indeed, the natural concomitant of a totemic system.
Some, covered with obscene totemic figures and designs, were carved from solid tree trunks forty or fifty feet in length.The Red One|Jack London
As will appear later, this is a characteristic feature of the transition from primitive to totemic culture.
Nevertheless, the imitation of animals in the dance already foreshadows the totemic period.