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Usage examples for primeval

  1. From the beginning of the day's march they seemed to have left behind all of the former hopeful signs, and were once more making their way through a primeval forest, untouched, so far as they could see, by the woodsman's axe. ” – Stranded in Arcady by Francis Lynde
  2. “ For me, brought up in the city, the old and solitary garden, where even the fruit trees were dying from old age, had all the mystery and charm of a primeval forest. ” – The Story of a Child by Pierre Loti
  3. “ I now observe: The best gift of Life to primeval man, after love, was reason. ” – Mastery of Self by Frank Channing Haddock
  4. They come- tens and tens of miles away, from out the deep shadows of primeval chestnut- woods, clothing the flanks of rugged Apennines with emerald draperies. ” – The Italians by Frances Elliot
  5. “ For the sake of a holding which he can call his own, he will cross the seas, plant himself on the prairie or amidst the primeval forest, and make for himself a home. ” – Character by Samuel Smiles
  6. The primeval stillness didn't agree with him. ” – The Greater Power by Harold Bindloss W. Herbert Dunton
  7. But a look of anguish grew in his young face, like the sorrow of something primeval such as a great rock in a desert. ” – The City of Fire by Grace Livingston Hill
  8. De Soto and his men saw the primeval pines; but these have long since disappeared, and their places are taken by pines of a smaller growth. ” – Stories Of Georgia 1896 by Joel Chandler Harris
  9. Strong prejudice, and the interest of parties connected with the timber- trade in other countries, have served to keep the inexhaustible forests of Western Australia in the obscurity which has hung over them from primeval times. ” – The Bushman Life in a New Country by Edward Wilson Landor
  10. “ To Will's imagination, the valley lay in the gloom of its primeval forests, peopled by heroes of a race now passed away. ” – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson
  11. He was dazed, and did not see that his own self- torture had filled him with primeval lust to torture in return. ” – A Spinner in the Sun by Myrtle Reed
  12. As to this latter conjecture indeed the reference is totally unsupported by any really primeval parallel. ” – Messages from the Epistle to the Hebrews by Handley C.G. Moule
  13. So the people universally are not quick to suspect any imposition, and meet frankness with frankness, and good- nature with good- nature, in a simple- hearted, primeval manner. ” – Saunterings by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  14. It was a wild place in which his boyhood was spent; the primeval American wood which was only beginning to hear the voice of a crude civilization, and had not, as yet, heard the sound of a church bell. ” – Abraham Lincoln's Religion by Madison Clinton Peters
  15. The further north we went the more beautiful and wilder the scenery became until I thought we would be lost in the dense primeval forests. ” – Five Little Starrs in the Canadian Forest by Lillian Elizabeth Roy Elizabeth Colborne
  16. But the heiress of the Purlings hated any reference to the Primeval Pills, although she owed to them her wealth. ” – The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood by Arthur Griffiths
  17. He was too near akin to the primeval brute. ” – Steve Yeager by William MacLeod Raine
  18. You might split up Pickwick into innumerable novels as you could split up that primeval light into innumerable solar systems. ” – Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton
  19. “ " Thou shalt have a thick armour," " Thou shalt be speedy," " Thou shalt shelter from the more powerful," are some of the laws of primeval life. ” – The Story of Evolution by Joseph McCabe
  20. Your aunt, Richard, has all the primeval ferocity of the average woman. ” – Witness For The Defence by A.E.W. Mason