: of or relating to a small town
small-town values/life/charm
: coming from or living in a small town
a small-town girl

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web A lot of money goes to small-city and small-town departments—which is to say, police departments in red America. Michael Tomasky, The New Republic, 17 May 2023 After struggling with her mental health during her first winter in small-town Montana, Summer Vaughn got help from the Redside Foundation, which gives outdoor guides access to free mental health care in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. Amelia Arvesen, Women's Health, 17 May 2023 The film begins with Anna Nicole's humble roots in rustic, small-town Mexia, working at the local chicken shack and marrying and getting pregnant at a young age. Craig D Lindsey, Chron, 17 May 2023 Norm Miller, University of San Diego NO: Over 80 percent of private jets use regional or small-town airports, so there is no reason to tax them for commercial terminal infrastructure. Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 May 2023 Known for its golf courses and pleasant small-town style, Pinehurst is centrally located two hours from the coast, three hours from the Blue Ridge Mountains, and one hour from Raleigh. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 11 May 2023 The graphic captures Hendricks County's distinctive blend of small-town allure and suburban expansion. The Indianapolis Star, 11 May 2023 These side stories range from becoming a literal newspaper journalist to meddling in a small-town election. Gene Park, Washington Post, 11 May 2023 For subscribers:Can small-town Kentucky Mayor Alan Keck pull off upset in GOP governor's race? Olivia Krauth, The Courier-Journal, 8 May 2023 See More

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“Small-town.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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