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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PROVINCE

They are not the principles of a province or of a single continent.

Still she felt that it was not within her province to interfere.

And to that old French province the Englishman of the colonies must go to find his country!

Each governor, at one time, was free to do almost as he pleased in his own province.

And who fetched them into this province, I should like to know!

Party journalism in the Province of Quebec is peculiarly bitter and mendacious.

The Ridiculous only, as I have before said, falls within my province in the present work.

But to follow those is the province of the intellect, not of the imagination.

The province passed into the hands of the Dutch of New Amsterdam, however, in 1655.

The hurricane, the most furious ever felt in the province, lasted three days.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "country, territory, region," from Old French province "province, part of a country; administrative region for friars" (13c.) and directly from Latin provincia "territory outside Italy under Roman domination," also "a public office; public duty," of uncertain origin, usually explained as pro- "before" + vincere "to conquer" (see victor); but this does not suit the earliest Latin usages. Meaning "one's particular business or expertise" is from 1620s.

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