God's country


Definition of God's country

: a place conceived of as especially favored by God: such as
a : an area of civilization (as a city) away from the frontier music heard long before … in God's country in the EastSpringfield (Massachusetts) Republican
b : a place away from a city especially : the open country out of the slums into God's country
c : one's native or home state or region boosters go so much to the other extreme, talking about God's country— Sinclair Lewis

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First Known Use of God's country

1709, in the meaning defined above

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“God's country.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/God%27s%20country. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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