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country

(kŭn′trē)
n. pl. coun·tries
1.
a. A nation or state.
b. The territory of a nation or state; land.
c. The people of a nation or state; populace: The whole country will profit from the new economic reforms.
2. The land of a person's birth or citizenship: Foreign travel is restricted in his country.
3. A region, territory, or large tract of land distinguishable by features of topography, biology, or culture: hill country; Bible country.
4. An area or expanse outside cities and towns; a rural area: a vacation in the country.
5. Law
a. The people of a district who are eligible for jury service.
b. A jury.
6. Informal Country music.
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or typical of the country: a country road; country cooking.
2. Of or relating to country music.
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He must go to the country now, and trust the people to make the right decision.
But Paisley MP Alexander insisted his party would be ready for the election whenever Brown decided to go to the country.
After deciding not to go to the country himself in a General Election next month, the Prime Minister has issued an urgent plea for us to vote with our feet and rescue the flagging tourist industry this Easter.