1 The shades, those sombre hatchers of primitive Christianity, only awaited an opportunity to bring about an explosion under the Caesars and to inundate the human race with light.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 7: CHAPTER I—MINES AND MINERS
2 To paint with words, which contains figures one knows not how or why, is the primitive foundation of all human languages, what may be called their granite.
3 Sometimes, in proportion as slang progresses from the first epoch to the second, words pass from the primitive and savage sense to the metaphorical sense.
4 The cesspool no longer retains anything of its primitive ferocity.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 2: CHAPTER V—PRESENT PROGRESS
5 The love with which his young wife had inspired him was a secondary sentiment, and was not strong enough to contend with the primitive feelings we have just enumerated.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In 13 MONSIEUR BONACIEUX
6 There were apples, yams, peanuts and milk on the table at Tara but never enough of even this primitive fare.
7 The transaction had justified itself by its results: she saw now how absurd it would have been to let any primitive scruple deprive her of this easy means of appeasing her creditors.
8 Trenor's face darkened to rage: her recoil of abhorrence had called out the primitive man.
9 For from the Chautauqua itself she got nothing but wind and chaff and heavy laughter, the laughter of yokels at old jokes, a mirthless and primitive sound like the cries of beasts on a farm.
10 They were never vulgar, never immoral, but rather rough and primitive, with an unconventionality that spent itself in loud guffaws, slaps on the back, and naps in the corner.
11 The Sea Islands of the Carolinas, where they met, were filled with a black folk of primitive type, touched and moulded less by the world about them than any others outside the Black Belt.
12 Like all primitive folk, the slave stood near to Nature's heart.
13 At first the cooking was done out-of-doors, in the old-fashioned, primitive style, in pots and skillets placed over a fire.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. WashingtonContext Highlight In Chapter X.
14 The arguments, the discussions were the great thing: the love-making and connexion were only a sort of primitive reversion and a bit of an anti-climax.
15 We seem to want the oldest and simplest human clothing where the clothing of the earth is so primitive.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyContext Highlight In BOOK 1: 1 A Face on Which Time Makes but Little Impression