In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1derogatory(narrow)(person/attitude/outlook) provinciano(person/attitude/outlook) pueblerino
- But time has marched on, and we are all that little bit more mature, less parochial in our outlook, than we were back then.
- How can a reader possibly be engaged by such seemingly parochial considerations?
- Perhaps there are men or women of secret visionary ability in there, suffocating beneath the weight of mediocre debate and petty parochial feuding.
- These are some of the parochial attitudes that must change.
- They are parochial in their attitudes, limited in their views and legendary in their stubbornness and resistance to change.
- We are sick of the parochial and patrician attitudes of those we elect.
- Our view of the blogosphere gradually narrows, becoming parochial and staid.
- Americans who have long been criticized for parochial attitudes have grown more interested in the world beyond their borders.
- Grigor believes commissioners, most of whom are based in London, can be parochial in their outlook.
- The candidates focused almost entirely on narrow, parochial issues.
- Think of how grey, introverted, small-minded and parochial Scotland can sometimes be.
- How long should he suffer these perennial indignities that seem part and parcel of involvement with petty politicians and a parochial press?
- That we could rise above our narrow parochial shells to embrace the larger us?
- The real political driving force behind these changes is the widespread realisation that the problems we face are not narrow, parochial problems.
- Lawyers always have a narrow and parochial interest in expanding the domain of human activity subject to their cartel.
- Western rationality and pride in democracy can seem an intolerable, parochial conceit to those whose lives have been so violently disturbed.
- Five hundred years ago, the available tools for enquiry were distinctly limited by parochial geography and religious culture.
- They have to drop their parochial attitude, club together and shape their own futures.
- This is not a time for provincial or parochial attitudes; this is a time for us to pull together.
- But it sounded very parochial, very small-minded, very irrelevant.
- A meeting of the parochial church council is to be held on September 17 and the legal move could be made then, or at a later meeting, said Mr Haskins.
- The priest-in-charge and parochial church council have made the call.
- The return of the chimes holds a special place in the heart of the parochial church council member, who has lived in the village for nearly 30 years.
- Over the past few weeks clergymen and parochial staff have been terrorised by youngsters and church buildings plundered by thieves.
- All proceeds raised will be divided between church and parochial funds.
- She was a lively public speaker, a governor of two schools, and a member of Beverley Minster parochial church council.
- The parochial church council met this week to discuss the damage and were told it would cost a minimum of £15,000 to repair the windows.
- David Vowles, a member of the parochial church council building sub committee said he hoped that once work began more interest would be generated.
- Councillors agreed to defer a decision on the flagpole to find out if the parochial church council was insured for the broken pole.
- The move is being considered by some leading members of the parochial church council at trouble-torn St James's, Wetherby.
- The cost of acquiring new land to expand had proved prohibitive and the parochial church council had no alternative but to close.
- His application to the parochial church council led to an eight-month trial period and since then the clock has only struck on the hour during the night.
- Each portion in the Plantation was designated a parish in the established church and provision for parochial land was incorporated into the scheme.
- If anyone has a problem about transport they are advised to get in touch with any member of the parish pastoral council or phone the parochial house.
- Workers are making steady progressing on the new parochial house beside the church in Enniscrone.
- The book mentions many people and works to pray for, but its thrust is not parochial.
- The abbey is expecting to run up a deficit of £10,000 this financial year, according to the parochial church council.
- But to his disappointment, the offer was eventually refused by the parochial church council.
- The parochial church council has unanimously rejected plans to move the 11 th Century church.
- The vast array of suggestions were also presented to the parochial church council, which will now consider all the options before coming up with a final plan.
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