Example sentences for: animalistic

How can you use “animalistic” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • In the opening, black-and-white sequence, his Derek Vinyard gets interrupted in the throes of animalistic sex with his girlfriend Stacey (Fairuza Balk) by his younger brother Danny (Edward Furlong), who tells him that two black men are stealing the family's van.

  • American writers were either Europeanized, literary wimps like Henry James, or celebrants of the native animalistic spirits, like Mark Twain.

  • In all of them, scenes of repressive formality (hoary English actors sipping sherry in drawing rooms) would be shattered by scenes of Dionysian release (Dracula or some other fanged entity swooping down in an animalistic frenzy), and an aristocratic figure of both science and Christian faith--usually the crisply self-satisfied Peter Cushing--would show up to lecture the frightened villagers and pound a stake through the heaving bosom of some temptress.

  • Michelangelo, though he worked principally in the Apollonian medium of marble, expresses a more animalistic violence and passion (work owned by the pope).

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