Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of parochialism.

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Examples

  • Increasingly, this Religious Humanism would be subsumed by the emergence of bitter parochialisms that would characterize European Jewry whose members would split into acrimonious factions.

    David Shasha: Moses Montefiore: The Most Important Jew of the 19th Century

  • There is a profound lesson in these sincere parochialisms, especially for overenthusiastic globalists: Most people tend to take their own culture for granted as the norm of how things ought to be.

    P.J. O'Rourke Hits the Goal as a Soccer Provocateur

  • Somebody should compile an authoritative list of the foolish statements, Wall Street parochialisms and bungled bailouts racked up by Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and his faithful Federal Reserve B ...

    Kevin Phillips: The Bungled Bailout (Or the Perils of Paulson)

  • Somebody should compile an authoritative list of the foolish statements, Wall Street parochialisms and bungled bailouts racked up by Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and his faithful Federal Reserve Board sidekick, Ben Bernanke, since the Great Credit Crash began in August 2007.

    Kevin Phillips: The Bungled Bailout (Or the Perils of Paulson)

  • It is a debate of elemental proportions, not local parochialisms.

    Katha Pollitt on Feminists For Life

  • It would be scant courtesy to you, its members, not to acknowledge your convictions that what your society stands for is as much of an ethical force - a drawing of us-up-out-of-ourselves force, out of even our broadest parochialisms, as it were, - for the maturing of a Canadian patriotism of the very broadest kind, as is the commercial spirit.

    Canadian Assimilation

  • These clubs are certainly the efficient handmaidens to the commercial spirit-practical in their efficiency, keeping down the cobwebs and parochialisms and otherwise making the house, as far as may be, clean and tidied up, for the coming of our common citizenship, as a tenant of assured and assuring loyalty.

    Canadian Assimilation

  • The same question of Home Rule that threw London back to the old parochialisms in 1914 was at its height in 1886 and 1887; but at our house in Grosvenor Square and later in those of the Souls, everyone met -- Randolph Churchill, Gladstone, Asquith, Morley,

    Margot Asquith, an Autobiography - Two Volumes in One

  • Little Canada is easy to define: parochialism working against other parochialisms, or parochialism sharpening itself by working against Ottawa, with provincial politicians appealing to the lowest common denominator of local prejudices.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Gyuri's dilemma-to reject the strictures of his father's house or to submit to its stern routines, to insist on his independence or to capitulate to the comforting parochialisms and hypocrisies of communal life-is similar to one faced by Hungarian Jews at the time Pap was writing.

    Tablet Magazine

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