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  • n. Plural form of localism.


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  • Just as globalization has invigorated localisms, “Kolkata” may yet become a new global and Bengali entrepôt for eastern India, Bangladesh, and Burma, as old trade routes reaffirm themselves and Calcutta — that is, Kolkata — regains the hinterland it lost when the 1947 partition of the Indian subcontinent created East Pakistan (later Bangladesh).

    Oh! Kolkata!

  • A country of myriad interrelated localisms and interactive units is a vision.

    20th Century Brown

  • However, i'm pretty sure that this comic was translated in a "neutral" spanish, without many localisms.

    What I bought – 30 April 2008 | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources

  • We are too exclusively occupied with our own particular selves, our own particular parishes, our own little localisms.

    The Problem in Canada

  • Father had no patience with abbreviation, localisms, or any deviation from pure plantation English; but Jackson was right.

    Telegraph Days

  • And this in turn means a call to the churches to discover a form of holiness that effectively challenges the localisms and self-assertive separatisms that are the most effective cultural captivity of the modern Church.

    Ramsey Lecture - Durham - 'The Lutheran Catholic'

  • Moreover, if we are indeed about to return, in our weariness at the pursuit of microscopic localisms in approved postmodern style, to a new kind of grand narrativethat typified, for example, by a faith in something called global culture (a faith that was perhaps never completely abandoned) and in an end to history,8 then there might be a useful polemical function to our inconclusive literary histories.

    Is Literary History the History of Everything? The Case for 'Antiquarian' History

  • For nowhere is this genial quality found in such purity as among the true, rustic Yankees, whose clear-cut, homely phrases and sharp localisms are not as entirely extinct as is supposed.

    The New England Magazine, Volume 1, No. 4, Bay State Monthly, Volume 4, No. 4, April, 1886

  • Which gives rise to more objectionable idioms and localisms of language, New England or the West?

    Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889

  • It is suggestive to observe that localisms are less pronounced among artists than among untrained persons.

    Public Speaking


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