Every once in a blue moon, something will come along that is so immediately affecting and amazing that our usual sarcasm-laced tone just seems petty and small-minded .
Thus there are some signs that we might get a week of eloquent dispute as opposed to small-minded and parochial bickering.
He plans his escape from the provincial small-minded perceptions of the immediate community.
Post-Civil-War America therefore seemed to exhibit the worst kind of small-minded , lacklustre parochialism, but it had coupled it with a loutish popularism.
This is to be welcomed because it marks a setback for the backward-looking and small-minded , illiberal and anti-democratic outlook that has come to define the radical rump.
But Gardaí who criticise the book are being small-minded and short-sighted.
This approach, while not pretty, has been effective; yet it is a mean, small-minded strategy crafted for placid times.
My friend was worried about the way this film would play for a small-minded and bigoted audience.
For while the political implications are indeed large, the tactics employed by both sides have been depressingly small-minded .
I mean, if this were Wales say, or Scotland, I dare say I could rabbit away about small-minded , provincial parochialism.