Saint Augustine wrote that primordial sin is a part of human legacy and human nature.
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Eventually-maybe weeks, months, or years from now-Kelli would re-form out of the primordial nastiness seething in the Underworld.
Rick Riordan -- The Battle of the Labyrinth
Guided by that instinct which came from the old hunting days of the primordial world, Buck proceeded to cut the bull out from the herd.
Jack London -- The Call of the Wild
It smelled of grass and dirt and the earth itself, almost primordial.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Longest Ride
Rising toward the star that shines in the ice-encrusted vault, a protogod ascending from the primordial deep, fully human, wholly alien, and I understand now; I know the answer to the impossible riddle of Evan Walker.
Rick Yancey -- The Infinite Sea
My dizziness made me feel as if I were flying too close to the fumes of primordial Chaos, but I refused to be humbled.
Rick Riordan -- The Trials of Apollo
They supplied the ingredients that became us, the primordial elements.
Jerry Spinelli -- Stargirl
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And there was something about the question itself, something ancient and primordial, something that disturbed the hidden and oft lost mythology of my own youth; I felt something stir as I thought about the wet witch, and knew that a feeling in my subconscious was rising like an air bubble to the surface.
Pat Conroy -- The Water is Wide
A primordial god has been defeated once before.
Rick Riordan -- The Blood of Olympus
Thierry, who perhaps on some dark primordial level, senses that he was unexpected, unintended, uninvited.
Khaled Hosseini -- And The Mountains Echoed
CHAPTER FIVE BULLHEAD CITY The dominant primordial beast was strong in Buck, and under the fierce conditions of trail life it grew and grew.
Jon Krakauer -- Into the Wild
It was like some kind of primordial crossword puzzle.
Dan Brown -- The Da Vinci Code
The scent of salt and brine rode on the mist from the ocean, a vaguely primordial smell.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Last Song
I recalled his light shining on the primordial land of Egypt, bringing life to the Nile Valley.
Rick Riordan -- The Throne of Fire
A stranger could not hear this note, and to such a stranger the growling of White Fang was an exhibition of primordial savagery, nerve-racking and blood-curdling.
Jack London -- White Fang
We had flown the little spacecraft beyond its physical capabilities, zipped past jagged mountains and over the gouges and tears of primordial bombardment, admired all the moon’s craters, its mares, and its mountains.
Homer Hickam -- October Sky
They’re quite primordial, you know.
Frank Herbert -- Dune
The soil was almost entirely madreporic, but certain dry stream beds were strewn with granite rubble, proving that this island was of primordial origin.
Jules Verne -- Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
In the first he put those who did not take an active part in the affairs of the lodges or in human affairs, but were exclusively occupied with the mystical science of the order: with questions of the threefold designation of God, the three primordial elements—sulphur, mercury, and salt—or the meaning of the square and all the various figures of the temple of Solomon.
Leo Tolstoy -- War and Peace
He was dead, smashed against boulders by the primordial strength of the Braldu, minutes after he hit the water.
Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin -- Three Cups of Tea
And this candle represents the formative primordial fire and the awakening of man from his ignorant slumber—transformation through illumination.
Dan Brown -- The Lost Symbol
Other philosophers before him had tried to show that the primordial substance had to be either water, air, or fire.
Jostein Gaarder -- Sophie’s World
As I dig through the primordial ooze for my Government book, a hand touches my shoulder.
Chris Crutcher -- Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
She appeared to find it extraordinarily beautiful to listen to, rather as if it were the best possible substitute for the primordial silence itself.
J.D. Salinger -- Franny and Zooey
Now the far land that they were approaching was the residence of Utnapishtim, the hero of the primordial deluge, here abiding with his wife in immortal peace.
Joseph Campbell -- The Hero With a Thousand Faces
In the presence of that monument to human morality, which is a factory, a highway or a bridge-you kept damning this country as immoral and its progress as ’material greed,’ you kept offering apologies for this country’s greatness to the idol of primordial starvation, to decaying Europe’s idol of a leprous, mystic bum.
Ayn Rand -- Atlas Shrugged
A few days later, Ruth saw a movie in gym class that showed how eggs floated in a female body, traveling along primordial paths, before falling out in a stream of blood.
Amy Tan -- The Bonesetter’s Daughter
The sound that Calloway Reece made was primordial; but then maybe that was always the case when a grown man with no heart started to cry.
Jodi Picoult -- Change of Heart
The gloom of the forest didn’t relent, though, for there were six primordial cedars that shaded an entire acre with their vast sweep of branches.
Stephenie Meyer -- Twilight
Even now it smelled of brine, of timelessness, of the primordial scent of life itself, It was medium sized, perfectly formed, and without cracks, something nearly impossible to find in the rough surf of the Outer Banks after a storm.
Nicholas Sparks -- Nights in Rodanthe
Her generous lips were parted, stretched over her white teeth in a false, tense smile; her wide eyes were two dark orbs, reflecting primordial fear, her tear-stained skin taut and pale, marred by the reddish splotches where he had hit her.
Robert Ludlum -- The Bourne Identity
…quickly into the East Room, saw that every window shade was drawn except one and that against the cold light which came through that window the room was filled with dark figures which crouched disconsolately at the edge of chairs, heavy and primordial as bears in a pit; and even as he looked he heard the rising of a great, low groan, which was joined by a higher groan, which was surmounted by a low wailing and by a higher wailing, and he could see that a woman stood up suddenly and…
James Agee -- A Death in the Family
I have compared hundreds of manuscripts, I have corrected the errors that the negligence of the copyists has introduced, I have guessed the plan of this chaos, I have re-established—I believe I have re-established—the primordial organization, I have translated the entire work: it is clear to me that not once does he employ the word ’time.’
Jorge Luis Borges -- The Garden of Forking Paths
…the instances are not one in a thousand thousand, the principles of honor, decorum and gentleness applied to perfectly normal human instinct which you Anglo-Saxons insist upon calling lust and in whose service you revert in sabbaticals to the primordial caverns, the fall from what you call grace fogged and clouded by Heaven-defying words of extenuation and explanation, the return to grace heralded by Heaven-placating cries of satiated abasement and flagellation, in neither of which—the…
William Faulkner -- Absalom, Absalom!
Indeed the center or mentating section of his brain at this time might well have been compared to a sealed and silent hall in which alone and undisturbed, and that in spite of himself, he now sat thinking on the mystic or evil and terrifying desires or advice of some darker or primordial and unregenerate nature of his own, and without the power to drive the same forth or himself to decamp, and yet also without the courage to act upon anything.
Theodore Dreiser -- An American Tragedy
And there was light, crashing in on him like a hammer, a great and primordial light.
Stephen King -- The Gunslinger
Maybe there was some primordial force at work.
Nicholas Evans -- The Horse Whisperer
And I was alone, floating, apparently, in the midst of a grey primordial vastness.
Jack London -- Sea Wolf
The old primordial gods like Gaea and Tartarus ….
Rick Riordan -- The House of Hades
Cheating is a primordial economic act: getting more for less.
Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner -- Freakonomics
As they hack away, using all their strength, grunting, the place suddenly feels different, primordial.
Eric Schlosser -- Fast Food Nation
Maybe she thought certain clues would arise from the primordial pool to make sense of our eventual difficulties.
Chang-rae Lee -- Native Speaker
Only then are the onions added, handfuls of them, and now the sound is that of life being spawned in a primordial fire.
Abraham Verghese -- Cutting for Stone
Newman continued to look at the nurses and babies; they imparted to the scene a kind of primordial, pastoral simplicity.
Henry James -- The American
He was seemingly adrift in a sea of trees—gargantuan trees that appeared as though they’d been planted during a forgotten, primordial age.
Henry H. Neff -- The Fiend And The Forge
We are still within the region of the primordial soil, the soil in which took place the chemical operation of metals becoming inflamed by coming in contact with the air and water.
Jules Verne -- A Journey to the Center of the Earth
Faced with some inequality, the younger ones say, "It’s not fair!" It’s as if there were some primordial expectation of empathy and cooperation that helps the species survive.