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While the archetypal image of a conductor is a person with a stick, the stick has increasingly become optional. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Such cookery was a rare thing in archetypal villages. A Plague of Angels (1993)People came and went in the archetypal village. A Plague of Angels (1993)He took you over the hill to the archetypal village. A Plague of Angels (1993)He is an archetypal establishment figure. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Overseas clients often needed guidance on how to cope with their archetypal British brand. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The refugee was from the archetypal village he'd recently visited and could be only one person. A Plague of Angels (1993)The trite answer is that he was that archetypal figure, the wounded healer. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They had been sent after a young person with dark hair who had been an Orphan in an archetypal village. A Plague of Angels (1993)Some representations of this archetypal figure are designed to applaud it, and some to deplore the circumstances upholding it. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)I can accept you were Orphan in an archetypal village. A Plague of Angels (1993)A Hero from some archetypal village could come by and recruit him as a squire. A Plague of Angels (1993)You came from an archetypal village, didn't you? A Plague of Angels (1993)Told by an Oracle, in an archetypal village. A Plague of Angels (1993)I would suggest that if there is something archetypal in the format, then it is cultural rather than evolutionary. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Art doesn't get much more English or archetypal than this. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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British English: archetypal ADJECTIVE
Someone or something that is archetypal has all the most important characteristics of a particular kind of person or thing and is a perfect example of it.
...the archetypal games teacher.
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