Definition of Atavistically

1. Adverb. In an atavistic manner. ¹



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Definition of Atavistically

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Atavistically

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atavistically (current term)
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ataxia-telangiectasia
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Literary usage of Atavistically

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1. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1895)
"The French poets are admittedly sexual, sometimes atavistically so. De Musset boasts in one of his lyrics of having sung " la rouerie" to the young men of ..."

2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1897)
"... beyond a doubt, heredity, either as a direct transfer from the ascendant, or only indirectly by inherited disposition; atavistically, ..."

3. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1898)
"... beyond a doubt, heredity, either as a direct transfer from the ascendant, or only indirectly by inherited disposition; atavistically, ..."

4. Adolescence: Its Psychology and Its Relations to Physiology, Anthropology by Granville Stanley Hall (1904)
"... women recapitulate atavistically the effect of ages of such error and misuse, and that few. if any, topics in the whole ..."

5. The Popular Science Monthly (1894)
"In like manner, the lower classes of civilized communities correspond, in a measure, to the lower races, and reflect atavistically the ideas and passions of ..."

6. Six French Poets: Studies in Contemporary Literature by Amy Lowell (1915)
"Or that this extremely French Frenchman finds himself, now that his energies are weakening, atavistically returning to the traditions of his race ? ..."

7. Criminality and Economic Conditions by Willem Adriaan Bonger (1916)
""It is quite superfluous to bring in tendencies atavistically recalled by pathological degeneracy, in order to explain the harmful effects of this ..."

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