Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PROVINCIALS

Some of the provincials were unwilling to run, and fought till they were killed.

There was a time when the legions were terrible to the provincials, and afraid of the barbarians.

But the provincials were the last to leave the field at Ticonderoga.

There were in all about eleven thousand men,—regulars and provincials.

"It's a pleasure to talk to a man like that; he is not like our provincials," he would say.

It is only the peasantry and provincials who are talkative and florid.

This afternoon some of the new England Provincials came to Town.

This enemy was more dreaded by the provincials than Montcalm himself.

The fourth battalion was composed of provincials and was known as the "Arribeo" regiment.

The loss of the provincials was 327 killed and woundedthat of the enemy about 600.