- But nothing could make life worth the purchase-money of pain to me, but some faculty that would lift me above the dead level of provincial existence.5.3 — Book 5 Chapter 3 — The Wavering Balance (36% in)
- In old-fashioned times an "independence" was hardly ever made without a little miserliness as a condition, and you would have found that quality in every provincial district, combined with characters as various as the fruits from which we can extract acid.1.12 — Book 1 Chapter 12 — Mr. and Mrs. Glegg at Home (53% in)
- This had always been a principle in the Dodson family; it was one form if that sense of honor and rectitude which was a proud tradition in such families,—a tradition which has been the salt of our provincial society.1.13 — Book 1 Chapter 13 — Mr. Tulliver Further Entangles the Skein.... (75% in)
- She had been hearing some fine music sung by a fine bass voice,—but then it was sung in a provincial, amateur fashion, such as would have left a critical ear much to desire.6.3 — Book 6 Chapter 3 — Confidential Moments (9% in)
There are no more uses of "provincial" in The Mill on the Floss.
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