(1) Or rather, they allow all of these to flourish, instead of forcing us back into the last-ditch defence of tightly defined, monolithic, primordial allegiances.(2) This is because fear of small creatures that scuttle about on four or more legs is a much more ancient, primordial fear, going straight back to caveman days.(3) It validates the most basic human instinct to return to our primordial source of warmth, comfort, security.(4) Whatever it was, I felt the primordial feeling of tears stinging at my eyes, and my breathing grew sharp and cutting, much colder than before.(5) The human body has been of primordial interest as an object of imagination, representation and investigation across millennia, from the earliest cave drawings to the present day mapping of the human genome.(6) Water access is so primordial , the United Nations already recognizes it as a fundamental human right.(7) If one considers that there was a kind of primordial instability leading to matter, space and time, then one sees that our universe is not an isolated system; it arose from something else.(8) Jurisdiction and natural justice invoke the primordial instinct of courts to second guess other tribunals and thus defeat the greatest benefit of arbitration, its finality.(9) Orogeny and volcanism had generally been held to be associated with the contraction of the Earth, but the continents and oceans were regarded as primordial features, fixed in their positions since the crust first formed.(10) He returned to the gut-wrenching night-time helplessness of childhood, the primordial fear of the dark which every human being suffers, must learn to deny, but can never forget.(11) They are also said to represent the spiritual ark sent from the heavens that transported the eight primordial ancestors of the Dogon, who are represented on the outside of the vessel.(12) The Early Earth, scientists believe, was subjected to a bombardment by comets and asteroids, and heated to such a degree that its primordial oceans evaporated.(13) There is nothing superfluous about his performance, in which primordial emotions are barely contained by his skin.(14) Of course one is tempted to speculate on the primordial sound that created the universe, the om, from which, in the Indian tradition, the whole of creation emanated.(15) At this precise moment, it felt as though the artist had successfully crafted a new reality for the chair; he twisted its original, everyday utility into a primordial , illusive impression.(16) During human fetal development, the primordial germ cells migrate to and are incorporated within the developing ovary and are termed oogonia.
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