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Another of her relatives, a niece, had married a small-town sharper.

She was the eldest daughter of a small-town lawyer, in Vermont.

She was an untrained, ambitious, thoroughly commonplace, small-town girl.

Her taste in dress was soubrettish and flagrant, but it was not small-town.

It may be the small-town way, but you know things maybe I don't know.

There is a trick that was often used in small-town elections.

He had listened to the call of the city, but he was still a small-town man.

It is difficult for a small-town girl to think of reasons for going into a bank.

Suppose, then, on top of all the drawbacks of small-town life, the girls had to work under big-city factory conditions?

It's a cleaner trade than typesetting and fussing round a small-town print shop.

WORD ORIGIN

"unsophisticated, provincial," 1824, from noun phrase, from small (adj.) + town.

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