They repeat tasks over and over with a ritualistic and often perfectionist bent.
How did the troubled young girl go about drawing sex acts in her notebook that mirrored the ritualistic killings?
There is, however, a much cheaper option: the ritualistic public apology.
This junkie is about to begin a three-day, neo-African, sometimes-terrifying, ritualistic trip.
Students moan and growl and shriek and yawp, as if exorcising demons in a ritualistic ceremony.
Mrs. Felsburg was distinguished for being a rigid adherent to the ritualistic laws of her people.
It was the neatest, best-stored ritualistic cupboard in Bumsteadville.
Nevertheless the priestly orders had been maintained; and some semblance of ritualistic worship had continued.
That last, by the way, has probably survived in a ritualistic form.
Thus in ancient India the holy fire was kindled anew each morning, and honoured with ritualistic observances (Agnihotra).