noun, plural coun·tries.
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OTHER WORDS FROM countryin·ter·coun·try, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for country
The Cuban government on May 8, 2019, detained this reporter for several hours at Havana’s José Martí International Airport after he tried to enter the country.Cuban authorities threaten to arrest LGBTQ activist, journalist|Michael K. Lavers|September 17, 2020|Washington Blade
We have -- many of those countries are doing a phenomenal job.Timeline: The 124 times Trump has downplayed the coronavirus threat|Aaron Blake, JM Rieger|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
The report says the HRC Foundation “proactively researched” the LGBTQ-related policies of more than 1,000 hospitals and health facilities across the country that did not participate in the 2020 survey.HRC examines hospital policies, impact of COVID on LGBTQ people|Lou Chibbaro Jr.|September 16, 2020|Washington Blade
In a new poll of 13 nations released Tuesday, a median of 15 percent of respondents said the United States had handled the pandemic well, while 85 percent said the country had responded poorly.Trump, in town hall, says he wouldn’t have done anything differently on pandemic|Colby Itkowitz, Josh Dawsey, Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner|September 16, 2020|Washington Post
In light of the pandemic, several states across the country now temporarily allow patrons to carry out cocktails to enjoy at home.
In that country at that moment, the Catholics have practically disappeared.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Elsewhere, courts throughout the country have placed limits on speech this year.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“This is a federal mandate that is causing some real problems for schools across the country,” Kline told a CBS affiliate in July.
Charles “Father” Coughlin, a raving anti-Semite, was one of the most popular radio hosts in the country.
It marked a groundbreaking moment in how the country viewed Jews, especially Jewish women.
The country is well inhabited, for it contains fifty-one cities, near a hundred walled towns, and a great number of villages.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
In the drawing-room things went on much as they always do in country drawing-rooms in the hot weather.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Nothing remarkable occurred in our march through this country.
There are some folk in this country, you know, who manifest a very retiring disposition at times.
There'll be heaps uh fun in the Cypress Hills country when they get t' runnin' the whisky-jacks out.
British Dictionary definitions for country
noun plural -tries
- the part of the land that is away from cities or industrial areas; rural districts
- (as modifier)country cottage
- (in combination)a countryman