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  • adv. In a parochial manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a parochial manner; by the parish, or by parishes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In or by the parish; as a parish; parish by parish.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a parochial manner


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  • It's hard to tell who swoons the hardest – the assembled Londoners, reeling parochially tonight from the news about the News Of The World, or the high proportion of people here with American accents, who may or may not have something to do with Apple, the organisers of this month of free summer gigs.

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  • But more parochially, it also stripped Bill Halter, the state's lieutenant governor and Ms. Lincoln's main opponent in the primary, of a potent talking point.

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  • "Small" gods of traditional religions may have fallen short in this challenge because they were too parochially biased to effectively "share" cross-culturally.

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  • Radical change will face opposition from unions, big customers and its congressional overseers, who will feel enormous pressure to take short-term measures to protect jobs and have long acted parochially in opposing the closing of post offices and other service changes that could affect constituents.

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  • Said more parochially, there would be no carbon, as in carbon life, or heavier elements in the Periodic Table.

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  • A little parochially ditzy, but that's OK, and for some reason the ambience reminded me of the movie Clint Eastwood / Meryl Streep movie "The Bridges of Madison County" akin to the death nell of the characters and the direction of the current US space program..

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  • For Americans to think of these issues parochially is a mistake: we should invest climate change and its related economic challenges and opportunities with the same diplomatic significance that we historically give more traditional questions.

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  • It is interesting to note how reluctant the authors of the article are to actually challenge the alternative to their hypothesis, that the glaringly large elephant in the room is an hypothesis about an energy in the universe which we cannot experience, but only infer (and only infer it because of observations at least as parochially commonplace and potentially deceiving as watching the "rising" and "setting" sun).

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  • And get Really14, you are parochially right on the clectorical; college.

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  • I think that's a great idea - we lawyers tend to be too parochially national, but we should know more about other legal systems, and certainly British lawyers could do with knowing more about US law.

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