It is a novel of suspense and secrets, a pastoral novel that slowly tears the pastoral apart.
Cryptically, he added that he would like women to have more leadership roles in administrative and pastoral activities.
For most of the year, pastoral Pag is home to roughly eight thousand residents and thirty thousand indigenous sheep.
But when their son met an older local woman, he turned on them—and their pastoral utopia became a terrifying hell.
The carriage drivers insist that a great majority of their horses live to enjoy a pastoral retirement.
How sweet and pastoral are these cool resting-places in the heart of the Vosges!
I shall love, honour, and value my pastoral labours more than ever.
I have constantly witnessed this process of selection among the pastoral savages of South Africa.
The President's pastoral and your reply are producing quite a sensation.
Stowmarket, as I have said, had the honour of being placed under the pastoral care of one of these Smectymnian divines.
"of or pertaining to shepherds," early 15c., from Old French pastoral (13c.), from Latin pastoralis "of herdsmen, of shepherds," from pastor (see pastor (n.)). The noun sense of "poem dealing with country life generally" is from 1580s.
A work of art that celebrates the cultivated enjoyment of the countryside. The poem “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love,” by Christopher Marlowe, is a pastoral. Its first stanza reads:
Come live with me, and be my love;
And we will all the pleasures prove
That hills and valleys, dales and fields,
Woods or steepy mountain yields.