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Examples of bucolic in a Sentence
- Pine Ridge … . Its generic blandness and vaguely bucolic quality anticipated similar names—the Oak Parks and River Groves and Lake Forests and Chestnut Hills … —Ian Frazier, On the Rez, 2000
- … the massive population growth has transformed a collection of bucolic villages and mill towns into a chain of strip-mall suburbs. —Jonathan Cohn, New Republic, 7 Feb. 2000
- … Intel gives its generations of microprocessors such bucolic code names as Deschutes, Tillamook, and Katmai but then rolls them out with names that rival those of popes and medieval heads of state: Pentium the III, Celeron the Meek, and Xeon the Magnificent. —Jake Kirchner, PC Magazine, 25 May 1999
- … the North Shore commuter train scuds through bucolic landscape for a while, the rocks and trees permitting glimpses of Appleton Farms … —John Updike, New England Monthly, October 1989
a bucolic region where farms are still common
Recent Examples of bucolic from the Web
The gallery is located in the bucolic Company’s Garden, so factor in some time to stroll through the park after your visit.
Although surrounded by bucolic winding roads and stunning vistas of the wooded foothills of the Catskill mountains, there are few stand-alone houses with big back gardens or picket fences.
On a bucolic 11-acre property west of Syracuse, NY, Sandra Seabrook houses rescue animals such as horses, pigs, alpaca, goats and chickens.
But in the wake of Hurricane Irma, which blew through St. Bart's, Anguilla, and Richard Branson's private Necker Island with winds of up to 185 miles per hour, the bucolic region has turned into a disaster zone.
Early scenes tend towards the bucolic, even idyllic.
But word of Warhol — or even the growing counterculture movement sweeping the U.S. — had barely reached the bucolic Linfield campus in McMinnville at that time, Heckard said.
From the outside, Lil’ Deb’s Oasis looks like a low-key diner on a side street in bucolic Hudson, NY.
The pro-caliber appliances that populate this kitchen offer a clue that the residents of this home perched on a bucolic hill in northern New England approach cooking seriously.
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The Origin of bucolic is "Utterly" Quaint
We get bucolic from the Latin word bucolicus, which is ultimately from the Greek word boukolos, meaning "cowherd." When bucolic was first used in English in the early 17th century, it meant "pastoral" in a narrow sense - that is, it referred to things related to shepherds or herdsmen and in particular to pastoral poetry. Later in the 19th century, it was applied more broadly to things rural or rustic. Bucolic has also been occasionally used as a noun meaning "a pastoral poem" or "a bucolic person."
BUCOLIC Defined for English Language Learners
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