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Provincialize

Definitions

  • THE PROVINCIALS
    THE PROVINCIALS
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Provincialize To render provincial.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • provincialize To render provincial.
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Usage

In literature:

Made to the Honorable the Provincial Secretary, and dated at Halifax, January 23, 1863.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 13, No. 79, May, 1864" by Various
Boys are not as exclusive, limited or provincial as adults.
"The Boy and the Sunday School" by John L. Alexander
The annual British average, including provincials, ranged from thirty-three to thirty-eight thousand men.
"Bay State Monthly, Vol. I, No. 3, March, 1884" by Various
Who then, could have told her that Vaudrey was a provincial?
"His Excellency the Minister" by Jules Claretie
At this same time they seized in Nangasaqui a servant of the father provincial, Matheo Couros, who was washing his clothes.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Volume XX, 1621-1624" by Various
Recollects, held in April, 1605, at the convent at Madrid, father Fray Joan Baptista de Vera was chosen provincial.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Volume XXI, 1624" by Various
It is right that such labours should be noticed, for the sake of all future BLISS-like editors of provincial literature.
"A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume One" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
For this you shall have recourse to the provincial of the said order.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898: Volume XXII, 1625-29" by Various
Onward through the thicket came the unsuspecting provincials.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 1 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Cato was accustomed to the grandeur of the mistress of the universe; and the Rabbin to the littleness of a provincial town.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. II (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
For they had no order from the most reverend general to create a provincial, and such an order was necessary.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Volume XXIII, 1629-30" by Various
We had by this time a great army of nine thousand provincial troops, six thousand regulars, and six hundred Rangers.
"Ben Comee" by M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
The Britishers are wild with excitement, and remorselessly take aim at the fleeing provincials.
"Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times" by Charles Carleton Coffin
But all this though distressing is not conclusive; it proves provinciality but it proves nothing worse.
"Pot-Boilers" by Clive Bell
Elected to Quebec Legislature, 1867, and successively solicitor-general, and provincial secretary, of the province.
"The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History" by Various
Holding a commission direct from the king, he could not bring himself to acknowledge a provincial officer as his superior.
"The Student's Life of Washington; Condensed from the Larger Work of Washington Irving" by Washington Irving
You must have experience on a good provincial daily before thinking of London Town.
"The Call of the Town" by John Alexander Hammerton
Yet a moment's reflection should have taught him that provincialism in academic matters is possibly an advantage.
"Sinister Street, vol. 2" by Compton Mackenzie
He entered the Provincial Parliament, and for many years retained a large measure of public confidence.
"The Canadian Portrait Gallery Volume 3" by John Charles Dent
The latter, in its turn, sends a delegate to the Provincial Land Committee.
"Current History, Vol. VIII, No. 3, June 1918" by Various
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In poetry:

Fantastic grow the evening gowns;
Agents of the Fisc pursue
Absconding tax-defaulters through
The sewers of provincial towns.
"The Fall of Rome" by W H Auden
PROFESSOR
TELL me, O Provincial! speak, Ceruleo-Nasal!
Lives there one De Sauty extant now among you,
Whispering Boanerges, son of silent thunder,
Holding talk with nations?
"De Sauty" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Let no provincial High Street
Which might be your or my street
Look as it used to do,
But let the chain stores place here
Their miles of black glass facia
And traffic thunder through.
"Inexpensive Progress" by Sir John Betjeman

In news:

An upstanding FBI agent arrives in a small town where he must join forces with a provincial cop to solve a murder.
Andrew Wilkinson, former deputy minister in the provincial government.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka's president promised Thursday to hold provincial council elections next year in the island nation's former northern war zone.
With the fiscal challenge facing provinces, should we not think about ground rules for provincial borrowing.
Wineries push direct-to-consumer sales despite provincial restrictions.
Suspicious package at Victoria's provincial legislature a false alarm.
Provincial glory still best route to All Ireland glory.
About 15,000 years ago the area that is now Dinosaur Provincial Park was flat and covered by an ice sheet nearly 2,000 feet thick.
The Taliban have also mounted assassination campaigns against officials of the U.S.-backed government in Kabul, focusing on provincial governors and police chiefs, who are symbols central authority.
The provincial bar council is investigating.
The Ontario Provincial Police and the Drive Clean program for car emissions are just two areas that will be covered in the auditor general 's annual report today.
Ben Weir lost a shoe at the start of his provincial championships.
The provincial government holds up as a sign of progress its 60 per cent success rate in attracting investment from business immigrants .
Immigration Minister Jason Kenney meets with his provincial counterparts this week in Toronto.
Several major retailers are taking the Quebec government to court over the provincial language watchdog's insistence they modify their commercial brand names to include some French.
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In science:

This work is supported by Anhui Provincial Natural Science Foundation under Grant No: 03042401 and the Key Program of the Education Department of Anhui Province.
Generation of atomic entangled states using linear optics
This study is supported in part by National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant No. 11147028, and Hebei Provincial Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant No. A2011201147.
Dynamics of generalized tachyon field
But, who really was Senenmut? Senenmut was of low birth, born to literate provincial class parents, Ramose and Hatnofer.
Senenmut: An Ancient Egyptian Astronomer
Formerly a state company, the provincial administration which now runs the mine has granted for the experiment an easy accesible area at approximately 360 m deep (≈ 1, 000 mwe) where the detector and all accesory equipment will be installed.
Effects of Diurnal Modulation in Direct Cold Dark Matter Searches. the Experiment in Sierra Grande
Supported by the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (19825117), National Science Foundation, Guangdong Provincial Natural Science Foundation (990212), Ministry of Education, and Foundation of Zhongshan University Advanced Research Center. †Corresponding author.
Light Hadron Masses in QCD with Valence Wilson Quarks at beta=6.25 from a Parallel PC Cluster
This work is supported by the Natural Science Foundation of the Education Department of Anhui Province under Grant No: 2004kj005zd and Anhui Provincial Natural Science Foundation under Grant No: 03042401 and the Talent Foundation of Anhui University.
Quantum Information Processing Without Joint Measurement
Fujian Provincial Natural Science Foundation (Grant No. A0410016 and No.
A genuine four-partite entangled state
This research is supported by NSFC of China (No. 10671181), Pro ject of Henan Provincial department of Sciences and Technology (No. 092300410143), and NSF of Henan Provincial Education department (No. 2009A110010). †The corresponding author.
Eigenvalue estimates for the higher order buckling problem
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