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savage

1. (of peoples) nonliterate or primitive
2. (of terrain) rugged and uncultivated
3. a member of a nonliterate society, esp one regarded as primitive

Savage

Michael Joseph. 1872-1940, New Zealand statesman; prime minister of New Zealand (1935-40)
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The bear, however, is characterized more in terms of admiration, combining descriptions of its savageness with the animal's almost human dignity.
In this season of thanks, personal reflection, and hope for the future, surrounded by our own families and contemplative of loved ones who cannot be with us, let us proudly rededicate ourselves to that ideal so eloquently espoused by Bobby Kennedy "to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.
True enough, our culture registers introversive experience within art differently from the way we glimpse it flickering in the work of Bourgeois, Bacon, and Messerschmidt, but, seeing Clair's exhibition, we are not all that far from the enchanting mystery of Robert Gober, the uncanny cosmologies of Matthew Ritchie, the awfully bewitching identities that are Cindy Sherman's, the splendid savageness of Bruce Nauman, or the edgy mania of Carrol Dunham.
Despite the savageness of the killings, it seems the real evil emanates from the plump, proud woman who is clearly to blame for the monster Victor has become.
While his current vocal condition is the cause for some concern, the savageness of the boos that greeted his solo curtain call cannot be condoned.
Next to this short-term influence, other scholars have stressed the impact of long-term concepts on humanity, savageness and bestiality (Gamble 1992; Stringer & Gamble 1993: 18-33; Moser & Gamble 1997; Stoczkowski 1990; 1997).
The vegetables come alive, tempting the diners with their seductive sensuality: "pineapples of a malign savageness, oranges golden and tranquil, gherkins bristling like porcupines, cucumbers stretched tight over watery flesh.
In a statement, the participants expressed their condemnation of these brutal acts that target scientific forums, pointing out that this act exposes the grudge and savageness of these groups that are led by the west and some reactionary Arab countries.
Although Saudi police have investigated these incidents, many health workers still suffer from the social savageness.
The desperate and criminal assassination of educated intellectual Mostafa Ahmadi RoshanC*added another black page to the heavy records of crime and savageness of the terrorism-centered Zionist regime [of Israel] and its sympathizers in the White House and the West, which lays claim to human rights advocacy," the IRGC said in a statement.
Saleh's reign, which seems like a horrible nightmare, has to end soon in order to get rid of oppression, corruption, inequality, poverty and savageness.
To historical oppressors of Hmong, "free" entails primitive savageness and inability to assimilate, or to enter the fold of what these outsiders defined as civilization.