No speechifying, no debates, no scolding of American provincialism, just a welcome view of what the rest of the world is reading.
But insularity or provincialism in the literary community, he said, is nothing to sneer at.
Taken all in all, Berlin has not yet shaken off its provincialism, and is far behind Vienna in drainage, water-supply and paving.
We could not give her over to a lumberman, doubly accursed by wealth and provincialism.
What, then, of the "provincialism" of the American province of the empire of British literature?
This provincialism is correct for Lancashire, and as far as I know for Cumberland.
The King had been hard to insense (cause to understand: still a Northern provincialism) at the first.
The provincialism with which I had cursed his people extended to himself.
I didn't know there were so many kinds of people and so many sorts of provincialism in the world.
Its disease might seem to have been an aggravated form of provincialism.
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.
PROVINCIALISM consists in:
(a) An ignorance of the manners, customs and nature of people living outside one's own village, parish, or nation.
(b) A desire to coerce others into uniformity.
[Ezra Pound, "Provincialism the Enemy," 1917]