the country

noun

1
: the people who live in a country
The whole country was stunned by the news.
The President has the support of most of the country.
2
: land that is away from big towns and cities : countryside
She lives out in the country.
They prefer the country to the city.

Examples of the country in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When the National Senior Games began in 1987, the first of which was in St. Louis and brought 2,500 competitors from all over the country, Arkansas was one of 30 states that had qualifying games. April Wallace, arkansasonline.com, 4 Apr. 2024 Not to mention, these panfish can be caught all over the country. Don Wirth, Field & Stream, 4 Apr. 2024 The data out Thursday comes as education staffing shortages persist across the country, with 70% of teachers who participated in the latest survey saying their schools are understaffed, according to Pew's report. Arthur Jones Ii, ABC News, 4 Apr. 2024 April 2, 2024 The palpable apathy among voters has played out in low turnout in primaries across the country. Faith E. Pinho, Los Angeles Times, 4 Apr. 2024 Levels of gun violence surged across the country and in Arizona at the start of 2020 and remain high. Miguel Torres, The Arizona Republic, 4 Apr. 2024 The National Weather Service says the eclipse will start in Texas and then make its way across the country, passing over states that include Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, and Indiana before arriving in Ohio. Haadiza Ogwude, The Enquirer, 4 Apr. 2024 Traveler’s Guide to Saltwater Fishing in Florida Scores of people across the country love saltwater fishing. Jp Shaffer, Miami Herald, 4 Apr. 2024 In February and April 2021, former students who attended Missouri religious boarding schools traveled to Jefferson City from across the country to testify in support of House Bill 557 at legislative hearings in both chambers. Laura Bauer, Kansas City Star, 4 Apr. 2024

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“The country.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20country. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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