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countryside

[kuhn-tree-sahyd] /ˈkʌn triˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
a particular section of a country, especially a rural section.
2.
its inhabitants.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; country + side1
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  • Until you get almost on top of the city, the countryside is quite sparsely populated.
  • There are barricades across the city, extending into the countryside.
  • The countryside dominates, and the city is an afterthought.
  • Hundreds of people were killed, the city was destroyed and hundreds of thousands fled into the countryside.
  • City-dwellers have been told not to visit the countryside.
  • And before nightfall, too, a thrill of horror went through the whole watching nervous countryside.
  • German higher education is as diverse as its countryside, cities, and towns.
  • Frequently they came from countryside families too poor to feed them.
  • Never mind that on weekends the campus was as unpopulated as the surrounding countryside.
  • Although becoming less common, these are still woven in countryside villages.
British Dictionary definitions for countryside

countryside

/ˈkʌntrɪˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
a rural area or its population
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Word Origin and History for countryside
n.

mid-15c., literally "one side of a country" (a valley, a mountain range, etc.), from country + side (n.); hence, "any tract of land having a natural unity" (1727).

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