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provincial
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provincial
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The Idiot
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  • He had been a provincial doctor; he had a civil appointment, and had no sooner taken it up than intrigues began.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It appeared that they had known one another before, and had spent some time together in a little provincial town three months ago.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • That same evening I stopped at a small provincial hotel, and it so happened that a dreadful murder had been committed there the night before, and everybody was talking about it.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He had served, at first, in one of the civil departments, had then attended to matters connected with the local government of provincial towns, and had of late been a corresponding member of several important scientific societies.  (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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