- It was a surprise to discover that Toronto wasn't as snowy and cold as New Hampshire—and not nearly as provincial, either.p. 460.4
- But that year the North Vietnamese attacked more than a hundred South Vietnamese towns—more than thirty provincial capitals.p. 95.5
- My grandmother was outraged that there were people who actually dared to condescend to her—to treat her like some provincial fussbudget.p. 112.9
- When I first came to Canada, I thought it was going to be easy to be a Canadian; like so many stupid Americans, I pictured Canada as simply some northern, colder, possibly more provincial region of the United States—I imagined it would be like moving to Maine, or Minnesota.p. 460.3
- On the other hand, she was one of those New Yorkers who thought she would "die" if she spent a minute outside New York— who was sure that the rest of the world was a provincial whipping post whereat people like herself, of sophisticated tastes and highly urban energies, would be lashed to the stake of old-fashioned values and virtues until she expired of boredom.p. 538.3
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