Sentence examples for atavism from high-quality English sources.

  • Kid jurisprudence works the same way: it’s an atavism.

  • This, too, was a kind of atavism—his maternal grandfather, a missionary, had spent many years in India, and his mother had partly grown up there.

  • Today they are more likely to identify nationalism with xenophobia and atavism—leaving this elemental force to be captured by right-wing populists.

  • As she grew into her role of modernist genius, the “Jewish question” seems to have faded from her consciousness; the vehemence of her reaction to Nena’s wish to adopt Manfred Iudas was a piece of momentary atavism.

Use atavism in a sentence.

  • Many of these early theories depicted collective behaviour as an atavism, in which the evolutionary accomplishments of civilization were stripped away and human behaviour returned to an earlier stage of development.

  • Any account of the new American atavism has to take into account that the same system that produced Trump had immediately before given us the eight forward-looking years of Obama, who remains a far more popular figure than his successor.

  • Wilder ideas are rising among the unaffiliated, as the theologian Tara Isabella Burton has described in “Strange Rites”, a tour through the “wellness” cult, the “brutal atavism” of Jordan Peterson and the weird world of Harry Potter fandom.


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    • 5 sentence examples for atavism from The New Yorker
    • 1 sentence examples for atavism from GutenbergBooks - The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
    • 3 sentence examples for atavism from The Economist
    • 2 sentence examples for atavism from Encyclopedia Britannica
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    • • Relevant word or phrase for atavism is reversion
    • • Relevant word or phrase for atavism is throwback

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