Sitting face to face with a Satmar man schooling her in atavistic Satmar rules was the last place she wanted to be.
These atavistic triggers, however, aren't very satisfying explanations taken alone.
These councils have been seeking amendments in the Hindu Marriage Act to support their atavistic views.
Deering was very human and fought against an atavistic shrinking from the dark and loneliness.
It is only an atavistic phenomenon, the return to a former state.
We are an ignorant, atavistic people; and our priests are wondrous moral.
The criminal is an atavistic being, a relic of a vanished race.
In the strict sense of the word, however, I doubt very much whether we can legitimately accept the atavistic explanation.
This is of great importance in view of the atavistic origin of crime.
The probability, in this case, is that the atavistic variety will find its way into a pie, instead of being kept as a pet.
Relating to an inherited trait that reappears in an individual after being absent from a strain of organism for several generations. Atavistic traits were formerly thought to be throwbacks to ancestral types but are now known to be due to the inheritance of a pair of recessive genes.