primitive person


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n primitive person a person who belongs to an early stage of civilization
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In literature:

In this person, an old man about seventy, Edward admired a relic of primitive simplicity.
"Waverley" by Sir Walter Scott
The dominant estate was never "erected into a legal person," either by conscious fiction or as a result of primitive beliefs.
"The Common Law" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Her main personal experience was in the social class which is primitively venatorial still, canine under its polish.
"Diana of the Crossways, Complete" by George Meredith
In this person, an old man about seventy, Edward admired a relic of primitive simplicity.
"Waverley, Or 'Tis Sixty Years Hence, Complete" by Sir Walter Scott
This primitive manifestation of personality is no more a merit to us than its privation is a defect in us.
"The Aesthetical Essays" by Friedrich Schiller
He was doubtless ostentatious, but his hospitality was free, and his person was as accessible as a primitive bishop.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume V" by John Lord
We must not take as argument a personal note that may sound only from a primitive and unregenerate mind.
"Essays in Rebellion" by Henry W. Nevinson
Do you know, he says I'm the most primitive person he ever came across.
"The Tysons" by May Sinclair
In personal appearance, the primitive Anglo-Saxons were typical Germans of very unmixed blood.
"Early Britain" by Grant Allen
On this primitive principle, possession of a thunderbolt gives you some sort of hold, as it were, over the thunder-god himself in person.
"Falling in Love" by Grant Allen

In news:

Personal computers have done much to allow you to create your own crossword puzzles and while the early software was primitive, it has been greatly enhanced.

In science:

Based on the Personal Memex’s primitive functions and the example scenarios (the narrative and highly abstract situational scenario), we analyzed the functions of Personal Memex and generated a detailed scenario.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex