countryfolk

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n countryfolk people raised in or living in a rural environment; rustics
    • n countryfolk people living in the same country; compatriots
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Usage

In literature:

When countryfolk get gossiping, they go on, I do assure you, for the fun; they don't as much as think of what they say.
"Prince Otto a Romance" by Robert Louis Stevenson
We countryfolk have done no wrong to anybody, and we ought not to be afraid.
"The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" by Vicente Blasco Ibanez
On a hillside by a brook the countryfolk were winning their hay, and their voices reached me softly from far off.
"Angling Sketches" by Andrew Lang
The table had been spread for the mixed midday meal of dinner and tea, which was common among frugal countryfolk.
"Under the Greenwood Tree" by Thomas Hardy
They had learned to play there like two well-brought-up children, in pantomime, so as not to scandalize pious countryfolk.
"Greyfriars Bobby" by Eleanor Atkinson
Nigel, I pray you to order the countryfolk forward with their fardels of fagots.
"Sir Nigel" by Arthur Conan Doyle
I dare say you have heard tell of me, as the countryfolk say?
"Denzil Quarrier" by George Gissing
Well, she is certainly no prophetess among these countryfolk.
"The Coryston Family" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
The countryfolk wave us as westward we pour Down the jolly white highways that lead to the sea.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, May 21, 1919." by Various
This is how the day of the Holy Blood procession is finished by many of the countryfolk.
"Bruges and West Flanders" by George W. T. Omond
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