the old country


: the country where a person was born or lived before moving to a new country
They left the old country more than 30 years ago.
This music reminds me of the old country.

Examples of the old country in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While the flavor profile of Pinot Noir grown in Oregon differs from Burgundy, there are many winemakers who try to emulate the style of the old country and a large percentage do so successfully. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 25 Apr. 2024 Travelers who want to explore the continental delights of the old country should probably avoid the busy summer months and instead opt for off-season travel during the fall and winter months. Nora Colomer, Fox News, 14 Mar. 2024 But the world should be big enough to contain more than one film about Jews revisiting the old country and feeling all kinds of feels. Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2019 Americans have always made a little wine at home, particularly immigrants from wine-producing countries who wanted to reproduce a bit of the old country. Eric Asimov, New York Times, 19 Oct. 2023 The crew still cuts down white oak and pecan trees and splits the logs in the big lot behind the old country store. Robert F. Moss, Southern Living, 12 Sep. 2023 Writer-director Nia Vardalos brings her big fat Greek family back to the big screen for a family reunion full of love, laughs and nostalgia in the old country. Joey Morona, cleveland, 31 Aug. 2023 Nor are there are any flashbacks to life in the old country or wistful pronouncements of a better future in the new one. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 24 Aug. 2023 Meanwhile in Cumberland, performers from the old country: Ireland’s Lúnasa takes stage at Blackstone River Theatre for two show March 12, at 3 and 7 p.m. Lauren Daley,, 9 Mar. 2023

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“The old country.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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