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  • ), he made the friendly Indian runner his prisoner, and he moved farther north until his forces became hopelessly lost in the forest primeval, where they sat out the wars in considerable bewilderment.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Maybe it’s something that’s evolved from our primeval days when your survival odds were better if you picked up on your buddy’s fear without wasting time to discuss it.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • I woke up in dire distress, staring at a pink ceiling stained with the shadows of the oncoming night, and let out a primeval groan—more nearly a howl—wrenched from the nethermost dungeons of my soul.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • It straggled onward into the mystery of the primeval forest.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter

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  • A primeval monster twenty feet long.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • When the area was first settled, the plateau was covered with a dense primeval forest.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • They are powerful beings, primeval forces, but they are not divine in the sense one might think of God.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • It would come, and it would come; a grisly thing, a specter born in the black caverns of terror; a power primeval, cosmic, shadowing the tortures of the lost souls flung out to chaos and destruction.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Going primeval, no fear, no pain?
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • Yossarian was alone in a ponderous, primeval lull in which everything green looked black and everything else was imbued with the color of pus.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22

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  • Myrurgia for primeval woman who creates for him a world of tender privacy where the only occupant is you, mixed with Nina Ricci’s L’Air du Temps.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • That night the city of San Francisco echoed with the primeval howls of a hundred thousand dogs.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • The adjective ogugios means in Greek "primeval."
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • But his greatest trials were in the churchyard, which had the appearance of a primeval forest, with a kind of small ecclesiastical wash-house on one side, and a turnpike gate on the other.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • In vague ways he remembered back to the youth of the breed, to the time the wild dogs ranged in packs through the primeval forest and killed their meat as they ran it down.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • After consulting a tree to ascertain from its lichen which way was south, and taking no lip from the subordinates who ventured to correct him, Colonel Maycomb set out on a purposeful journey to rout the enemy and entangled his troops so far northwest in the forest primeval that they were eventually rescued by settlers moving inland.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • A most imperial and archangelical apparition of that unfallen, western world, which to the eyes of the old trappers and hunters revived the glories of those primeval times when Adam walked majestic as a god, bluff-browed and fearless as this mighty steed.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • A reconstruction of the Sumerian theogony has been made by Professor Kramer, according to which An was the first-born of the primeval sea.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • With trembling fingers I listened to Miss Sullivan’s descriptions of the terrible beasts, with uncouth, unpronounceable names, which once went tramping through the primeval forests, tearing down the branches of gigantic trees for food, and died in the dismal swamps of an unknown age.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • This moment had been predicted long ago, prophesied by the ancient texts, by the primeval calendars, and even by the stars themselves.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • For humans must not be allowed to notice that all great moralists are sent by the Enemy not to inform men but to remind them, to restate the primeval moral platitudes against our continual concealment of them.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • You remember that the pre-Socratics discussed the question of primeval substance and change?
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • This is the forest primeval.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • The smell of mud, of primeval mud, by Jove! was in my nostrils, the high stillness of primeval forest was before my eyes; there were shiny patches on the black creek.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • Then he began to feel it all over, ran his finger-tips along the slippery sides, embraced the carved legs, tried to get some conception of its shape and size, of the space it occupied in primeval night.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • The modest converse of the shepherd girls of these hamlets and the care of my goats are my recreations; my desires are bounded by these mountains, and if they ever wander hence it is to contemplate the beauty of the heavens, steps by which the soul travels to its primeval abode.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Turning, he felt his feet again tracing the invisible path of the ancient Rose Line, carrying him across the courtyard to the Carrousel du Louvre—the enormous circle of grass surrounded by a perimeter of neatly trimmed hedges—once the site of Paris’s primeval nature-worshipping festivals… joyous rites to celebrate fertility and the Goddess.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • The line is more than a series of six dactyls (-v v); it is a flexible system of pauses that can be illustrated in the familiar, stress-based version of Longfellow’s "’ine": This is the forest primeval.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • He was the Wild—the unknown, the terrible, the ever-menacing, the thing that prowled in the darkness around the fires of the primeval world when they, cowering close to the fires, were reshaping their instincts, learning to fear the Wild out of which they had come, and which they had deserted and betrayed.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • As I drew a still fresher soil about the rows with my hoe, I disturbed the ashes of unchronicled nations who in primeval years lived under these heavens, and their small implements of war and hunting were brought to the light of this modern day.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • He was the way he was because billions of years ago when the Vogons had first crawled out of the sluggish primeval seas of Vogsphere, and had lain panting and heaving on the planet’s virgin shores … when the first rays of the bright young Vogsol sun had shone across them that morning, it was as if the forces of evolution had simply given up on them there and then, had turned aside in disgust and written them off as an ugly and unfortunate mistake.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Should the soul vanish from the earth, the motors would stop, because that is the power which keeps them going-not the oil under the floor under her feet, the oil that would then become primeval ooze again-not the steel cylinders that would become stains of rust on the walls of the caves of shivering savages-the power of a living mind —the power of thought and choice and purpose.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Though the ocean, which is inviolate Nature primeval, tho’ this be the element where we move and have our being as sailors, yet as the King’s officers lies our duty in a sphere correspondingly natural?
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • Above them rose the primeval yews and oaks of The Chase, in which there poised gentle roosting birds in their last nap; and about them stole the hopping rabbits and hares.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • For partly in the primeval shaping of the hill, partly by the mighty craft and labour of old, there stood up from the rear of the wide court behind the Gate a towering bastion of stone, its edge sharp as a ship-keel facing east.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Return of the King
  • Sheng raised his face to the dark sky and screamed a primeval roar of protest.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • As it was the sun was setting as they clambered on to the rim of the hills, and saw the country to southward stretching away in front of them, bathed in golden light: a magnificent panorama: a scene of primeval desolation: mile after hundred mile of desert, sand and scrub.
    James Vance Marshall  --  Walkabout
  • Only as the local train shambled into the low-forested clayland of Westmoreland County, did he feel once more identified with his surroundings; at the station he saw a star he knew, and a cold moon bright over Chesapeake Bay; he heard the rasping wheels of buckboards turning, the lovely fatuous voices, the sound of sluggish primeval rivers flowing softly under soft Indian names.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Harry can never turn back again and become wholly wolf, and could he do so he would find that even the wolf is not of primeval simplicity, but already a creature of manifold complexity.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • Matthew Maule, on the other hand, though an obscure man, was stubborn in the defence of what he considered his right; and, for several years, he succeeded in protecting the acre or two of earth which, with his own toil, he had hewn out of the primeval forest, to be his garden ground and homestead.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • This primeval vestment reached from the throat to the knees, and served at once all the usual purposes of body-clothing; there was no wider opening at the collar, than was necessary to admit the passage of the head, from which it may be inferred, that it was put on by slipping it over the head and shoulders, in the manner of a modern shirt, or ancient hauberk.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • In the Japanese "Records of Ancient Matters" appears another harrowing tale, but of very different import: that of the descent to the underworld of the primeval all-father Izanagi, to recover from the land of the Yellow Stream his deceased sister-spouse Izanami.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Instantly, with the force of some primeval gust (for really he could not restrain himself any longer), there issued from him such a groan that any other woman in the whole world would have done something, said something—all except myself, thought Lily, girding at herself bitterly, who am not a woman, but a peevish, ill-tempered, dried-up old maid, presumably.
    Virginia Woolf  --  To the Lighthouse
  • This was part of Bessy’s weakness that stirred Mrs. Glegg’s sisterly compassion: Bessy went far too well dressed, considering; and she was too proud to dress her child in the good clothing her sister Glegg gave her from the primeval strata of her wardrobe; it was a sin and a shame to buy anything to dress that child, if it wasn’t a pair of shoes.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • Fanned by a constant updraught of ventilation between the kitchen and the chimneyflue, ignition was communicated from the faggots of precombustible fuel to polyhedral masses of bituminous coal, containing in compressed mineral form the foliated fossilised decidua of primeval forests which had in turn derived their vegetative existence from the sun, primal source of heat (radiant), transmitted through omnipresent luminiferous diathermanous ether.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Not by its rising is there light , Not by its sinking is there darkness Unceasing, continuous It cannot be defined And reverts again into the realm of nothingness That is why it is called the form of the formless The image of nothingness That is why it is called elusive Meet it and you do not see its face Follow it and you do not see its back He who holds fast to the quality of old Is able to know the primeval beginnings Which are the continuity of quality.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Helen loved this forest primeval.
    Zane Grey  --  The Man of the Forest
  • It was like something out of primeval times.
    Phil Robertson  --  Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
  • We must get back to primeval integrity.
    Eugene Ionesco  --  Rhinoceros
  • Eckels turned slowly to regard the primeval garbage dump, that hill of nightmares and terror.
    Ray Bradbury  --  A Sound of Thunder
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