The Beauforts' house was one of the few in New York that possessed a ball-room (it antedated even Mrs. Manson Mingott's and the Headly Chiverses'); and at a time when it was beginning to be thought "provincial" to put a "crash" over the drawing-room floor and move the furniture upstairs, the possession of a ball-room that was used for no other purpose, and left for three-hundred-and-sixty-four days of the year to shuttered darkness, with its gilt chairs stacked in a corner and its… (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.