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Localism   Listen
Localism  n.  
The state or quality of being local; affection for a particular place.
A method of speaking or acting peculiar to a certain district; a local idiom or phrase.

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"Localism" Quotes from Famous Books

... Place de la Concorde, the grand composition of which Nick, as she looked back, appeared to have paused to admire—as if he hadn't seen it a thousand times!—she wished she might have thought of Peter's influence with her son as exerted a little more in favour of localism. She had a fear he wouldn't abbreviate the boy's ill-timed flanerie. However, he had been very nice: he had invited them all to dine with him that evening at a convenient cafe, promising to bring Julia and one of his colleagues. So much ...
— The Tragic Muse • Henry James

Words linked to "Localism" :   non-standard speech, sectionalism, partiality, partisanship

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