archetypical archetypical

Definition(s):

  • (adj) representing or constituting an original type after which other similar things are patterned

Usage(s):

  1. Patrick Fitzgerald, 44, came to Washington not as a politician but as a prosecutor, the archetypical kind.
  2. The opening page shows an archetypical villain, stove-pipe-hatted, handlebar-mustachioed riding his horse.
  3. Hemingway, hard as nails on the outside but soft as a baby impala on the inside, was an archetypical son of the era.

News

  • Why Cats Are Manlier To Own Than Dogs

    Credit: Instagram It almost goes without saying: Dogs are for dudes, while felines are for females. (Hence, the archetypical "crazy cat lady," not "crazy cat guy.") However, nothing could be further from the truth. If you ask me, cats are the manlier pet for these indisputable reasons... It takes balls to own a cat What [...]
    on August 20, 2013     Source: MTV

Quotes

  1. "From my standpoint," Kring says, "there's clearly a kind of reinvention of the wheel that happens in this kind of storytelling ...... really archetypical storytelling of good and evil, of characters who have powers. There's such a vast...
    on Sep 20, 2008 By: Tim Kring Source: Toronto Star

  2. "Among the many things I love about Steven Holl's initial design is the extent to which it incorporates a very potent feature of the archetypical Princeton courtyard," said Paul Muldoon, chair of the Lewis Center. "It is an embodiment of...
    on Sep 17, 2008 By: Paul Muldoon Source: Princeton University

  3. "It's one of the archetypical storylines," Lennix explains. "It's man against machine. And there's as much variety in this as there is in anything else."
    on Feb 12, 2009 By: Harry Lennix Source: Sioux City Journal

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