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provincial
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Ulysses
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  • That letter to father provincial.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He describes Hamlet given in a French town, don't you know, a provincial town.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Master Brunny Lynam ran across the road and put Father Conmee's letter to father provincial into the mouth of the bright red letterbox.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Parked in North Prince's street His Majesty's vermilion mailcars, bearing on their sides the royal initials, E. R., received loudly flung sacks of letters, postcards, lettercards, parcels, insured and paid, for local, provincial, British and overseas delivery.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • —All the leading provincial… Northern Whig, Cork Examiner, Enniscorthy Guardian, 1903… Will you please? … Evans, conduct this gentleman… If you just follow the atten… Or, please allow me… This way… Please, sir… Voluble, dutiful, he led the way to all the provincial papers, a bowing dark figure following his hasty heels.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • —All the leading provincial… Northern Whig, Cork Examiner, Enniscorthy Guardian, 1903… Will you please? … Evans, conduct this gentleman… If you just follow the atten… Or, please allow me… This way… Please, sir… Voluble, dutiful, he led the way to all the provincial papers, a bowing dark figure following his hasty heels.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • …a) acquaintance initiated in September 1903 in the establishment of George Mesias, merchant tailor and outfitter, 5 Eden Quay, b) hospitality extended and received in kind, reciprocated and reappropriated in person, c) comparative youth subject to impulses of ambition and magnanimity, colleagual altruism and amorous egoism, d) extraracial attraction, intraracial inhibition, supraracial prerogative, e) an imminent provincial musical tour, common current expenses, net proceeds divided.  (not reviewed by editor)

Samples from Other Sources
  • In that well-traveled company I felt uncomfortably provincial.

  • narrow provincial attitudes

  • Without consideration, he dismissed her ideas as provincial.

  • To the urbane, such a view sometimes sounds embarrassingly provincial.
    Nicholas Eberstadt  --  Starved for Ideas  --  http://www.aei.org/publications/pubID.7134/pub_detail.asp(retrieved 06/29/06)

  • In the years since, ... educational thinkers have unapologetically called for schooling to free students from the yoke of their family`s provincial understandings.
    Frederick M. Hess  --  What Is a "Public School"?  --  http://www.aei.org/publications/pubID.19900/pub_detail.asp(retrieved 06/29/06)

  • He was one of Herat`s best-connected men, friend of the mayor and the provincial governor.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • ...to correct Henry`s provincial manners and speech and clothing.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!

  • It was as if we were a provincial audience,
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
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