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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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provincial
Used in
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • Don't I tell you he's provincial of the order now?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Mr Dedalus imitated the mincing nasal tone of the provincial.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • By the bye, said Mr Dedalus at length, the rector, or provincial rather, was telling me that story about you and Father Dolan.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • And if the minister did it he would go to the rector: and the rector to the provincial: and the provincial to the general of the jesuits.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • And if the minister did it he would go to the rector: and the rector to the provincial: and the provincial to the general of the jesuits.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He reassumed the provincial's voice and repeated: I TOLD THEM ALL AT DINNER ABOUT IT AND FATHER DOLAN AND I AND ALL OF US WE HAD A HEARTY LAUGH TOGETHER OVER IT.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • They thought of army commissions and land agents: peasants greeted them along the roads in the country; they knew the names of certain French dishes and gave orders to jarvies in high-pitched provincial voices which pierced through their skin-tight accents.  (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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