countryside countryside  /ˈkən tri ˌsaɪd/


  • (n) rural regions


  1. Protests are flaring across China's countryside over everything from land seizures to corruption.
  2. In the warm months, the lush and rolling countryside surrounding Florence is the perfect spot for lovers to stroll.
  3. As unrest spread from the countryside, protesters shut down the capital, Port-au-Prince, on Tuesday to decry lavi che the Creole term for the high cost of living.


  1. Imagine That: No key to shared musical taste

    When I was a kid, our family used to take Sunday car rides out into the countryside, stopping to buy farm stand vegetables, five-cent pony rides and double dip ice cream cones. On the way home the five of us would harmonize our favorite songs.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Record

  2. Countryside and neighboring departments rescue two in simulated training exercise

    The Countryside Fire Protection District and neighboring departments on Friday used the former Pier 1 building in Vernon Hills for a simulated fire and search and rescue. The building, to be demolished for a new Chick-fil-A restaurant, provided firefighers with a rare training opportunity.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Daily Herald

  3. Countryside's Tyler Serpo commits to Jacksonville

    Countryside defensive back Tyler Serpo committed to Jacksonville this week, Cougars coach Jared Davis said. Serpo, a first-team, all-county selection, had 33 tackles, three interceptions and two blocked punts for the Cougars last season. With Serpo’s commitment, 11 of Countryside's 24 seniors will play in college.  
    on June 7, 2013     Source: St. Petersburg Times Home Team


  1. "If there's one word I would use to sum up the atmosphere in Iraq, on the streets, in the countryside, in the neighborhoods and at national level, that word would be 'fear,'" said Crocker, who has been in Iraq for a little less than four months....
    on Jul 20, 2007 By: Ryan Crocker Source: Kansas City infoZine

  2. "There were very many deaths in the countryside, and our customs dictate that we bury our dead right away, before sunset," she said, meaning many were buried before their deaths could be registered.
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Roza Otunbayeva Source: Irish Times

  3. "That was when her legacy was in its full glory and we would marvel at and enjoy the bluebonnets and other wildflowers that covered the Texas countryside, indeed all of America," Bush said. "She made the world beautiful in so many ways and...
    on Jul 11, 2007 By: George HW Bush Source: Dallas Morning News (registration)

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