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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PROVINCIALISM

I never intended to curse the people with a provincialism so vast as this.

The provincialism with which I had cursed his people extended to himself.

But, compared with the provincialism of the South of 1860, he is a cosmopolitan.

In this way they kept themselves free from the taint of provincialism.

We could not give her over to a lumberman, doubly accursed by wealth and provincialism.

This provincialism is correct for Lancashire, and as far as I know for Cumberland.

This shows the worst kind of provincialism and a vulgar spirit.

"I imagine that Grayson will make a display of provincialism to-night," he said.

This strictly Lancastrian provincialism is supposed to be a corruption of “choose how.”

Its disease might seem to have been an aggravated form of provincialism.

WORD ORIGIN

1820 in the political sense, "local attachment as opposed to national unity," from provincial + -ism. Meaning "manners or modes of a certain province or of provinces generally" (as opposed to the big city or capital) is from 1836. Sense of "a local word or usage or expression" is from 1770.

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