It needed the utmost delicacy, the greatest nicety, but she has managed things so that that fool, that conceited baggage, that provincial nonentity, simply because she is the widow of a major, and has come to try and get a pension and to fray out her skirts in the government offices, because at fifty she paints her face (everybody knows it)… a creature like that did not think fit to come, and has not even answered the invitation, which the most ordinary good manners required! I can't… (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.