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a country: a nation, a state (for example: China, India, Germany, Canada)
Note the plural: countries

a developing country a country that is poor but that is becoming more economically or technologically advanced

(my parents live in) the country: (my parents live in) a rural area with fields, trees, etc.


  • "In my country we try to avoid direct confrontation."
  • "This has been a giant waste of time and money, and a good illustration of what is wrong with this country."
  • "Philip Cheeter said he decided to become king after reading the Peacenikland Times and discovering that the country was 'full of non-violent wimps'."
  • "I feel more prepared to take a leadership position not only in the workplace, but also at the head of a small country again, if ever the need arises."
  • "In an unlikely turn of events, an American tourist has peacefully overthrown the Peacenikland government and crowned himself 'King and all-round awesome leader' of the country."
  • "I bet they want me to join the bureau to protect the country."
  • "Robot : Because citizens get very attached to songs about their country, and they don't like it when their music becomes a tribute to one's egomania."
  • "No one was hurt during the revolution but the country did record its first ever act of violence when the former President's bodyguard was slightly pushed."
  • "You and your country (have) made it quite clear that you don't want us!"
  • "For god's sake, this is a civilised country!"

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