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pri·mal

(prī'măl),
1. First or primary.
2. Synonym(s): primordial (2)

pri·mal

(prī'măl)
1. First or primary.
2. Synonym(s): primordial (2) .
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Indeed, Back to Blood is the story of the mixing of blood in the sense of cultural inheritance and in the sense of the primally human.
It is universally, primally fascinating (Dissanayake 146-48).
Similarly, the proposition that every object was primally assigned a correct and natural name by a wise name-giver [nomothetes] is famously articulated in Plato's Cratylus ([section] 388d-390e), where it is represented as an old and problematic, though by no means wholly discreditable, belief.
As the primordial father, he must have what he wants, and the drive that determines what he wants is not, as it turns out, primally devoted to adult women.
Dick's introduction of at least two realities that occupy interchangeable places in his fiction, which he would subsequently refine as alternate history in The Man in the High Castle, for example, or as half-life in Ubik (1969), originally or primally draws its inspiration from the twin's death that to his mind could, alternatively, have all along been his own.
The son and father are totally separate in being yet are primally connected in the communal divine-human relationship.
Pulsating" might seem too graphic a term to describe religion, but Paul found something primally vital there and flew toward it like a moth seeking light.
This impulse--as bone-deep a habit as the drama festivals that evolved out of the ancient rituals at City Dionysia in honor of the Greek god of fertility and wine--moves us to action as primally as the search for identity and the need for assembly.
The basic retributive measure of pain--like for like--"as he hath done, so shall it be done to him," (15) "giving a person a taste of her own medicine; fighting fire with fire" (16) primally satisfies.
What you get is what you see, and what you see is what you read, as the act of the eye sets into motion a row of type shapes whose coming and going--entering and exiting focus, forever eligible to return recombined in the next alphabetic string--is what the activity of reading primally activates.
Having established the psychological base-line for the Bildungsnovella, Kafka now untethers his obsessive dog and trains his sights on these "indispensable" investigations, which, he-the dog-concedes, have caused him to stray from the most fundamental and primally satisfying "communal impulse" that binds his species together and is the basis of all canine "laws and institutions" (1971, 279).
3) Medicine, in this sense, is an authentically cosmogonic technology--by definition, the very first technology, in fact--just as sacrifice presents a kind of therapy of the primally chaotic world.