return to nature


: to spend time living in a simple way without modern machines, electricity, etc.
They went on a camping trip in an attempt to return to nature.

Examples of return to nature in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With an endless stream of technology and new innovations constantly at our fingertips, many of us are craving a slower, simpler lifestyle and a return to nature. Cori Sears, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 June 2023 After feeding the squirrel with a bottle for eight months, Mark decided Peanut was ready to return to nature. Allison Moses, USA TODAY, 14 July 2022 Our music was our escape from the pressures of an increasingly high pressure world and a call to return to nature to renew our spirits. Jim Ryan, Forbes, 5 Mar. 2021 The clearest way out of the muck, these artists and creators seem to be saying, isn’t to button up and double down on the hallmarks of civilized prosperity but to return to nature, embracing collective catharsis and the occasional anarchic release. Nick Haramis, New York Times, 21 Nov. 2022 In a ''return to nature,'' California legalizes human composting for environmental benefits. Nicole Fallert, USA TODAY, 27 Sep. 2022 But the last two years have culminated (among other things) in a collective deep desire for a return to nature and the handmade as a result of too much technology and an overall lack of human connection. Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, 30 Mar. 2022 The technique can be traced back to late 19th-century Europe, where a prominent social movement urged a return to nature and encouraged ditching shoes outdoors — even in frigid temperatures. Molly Glick, Discover Magazine, 23 Dec. 2021 Key to all of this messaging is the concept that the best way to solve our modern health problems is to return to nature. Christine Byrne, Outside Online, 9 Nov. 2021

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“Return to nature.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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