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(ˈkʌn triˌfoʊk)
1. people living or raised in the country; rustics.
2. people from the same country; compatriots.
Also called coun′try•peo`ple (-ˌpi pəl)
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Noun1.countryfolk - people living in the same country; compatriots
citizenry, people - the body of citizens of a state or country; "the Spanish people"
2.countryfolk - people raised in or living in a rural environment; rustics
common people, folk, folks - people in general (often used in the plural); "they're just country folk"; "folks around here drink moonshine"; "the common people determine the group character and preserve its customs from one generation to the next"
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The implication, of course, was that Marcos - despite his reputation by that time as the authoritarian leader of a martial law regime that racked up a gruesome record of human rights abuses and acts of repression for some 14 years - was in reality a benevolent leader who, even when pressed to a corner, would not harm his countryfolk.
The duo's sound is pure hillbilly countryfolk which should resonate perfectly in the wooden surroundings at the venue.
Peace and quiet is the most important thing for countryfolk while convenience is king for city slickers.
These include two of this year's BBC Horizons artists, Connah Evans and Castles as well as bilingual countryfolk artist SERA, Wrexham's Baby Brave, and top Welsh bands Calfari and Y Moniars.
And did not his countryfolk recently reject the opportunity to break away and become independent?
I am not being unpleasant towards my fellow countryfolk but as a Nordie now making her way in the big city for the past decade, I know how the rest of Ireland feels about us.
It also seeks to give a voice to those who have somehow been sidelined in Mozambique's march for progress: the countryfolk, most of whom do not speak Portuguese, the state language, and those who might be considered history's vanquished, the people who were caught on the wrong side in the country's many conflicts.
44) The photograph, reproduced by Panteo (201), of Marinetti reading his poetry "ai buoni villici di ViggiU" ("the good countryfolk of ViggiU") while looming above them astride a bust of Manzoni closely recalls the scene just described, in which the Idiot addresses the Bourdes from an improvised stand, a dead tree trunk.
At any rate this incident demonstrated Sultan Omar's persistent sense of grievance, felt by all his countryfolk alike, about the unjust loss of Brunei territories like Limbang to the Brooke regime in 1890 and Labuan Island to the British Crown in 1847.
Like most of her adopted countryfolk the 20-year-old takes to clay like a cow to grass but it should be noted she started o her excellent 2014 by winning on a hard court in Hobart, as a qualier.
He was accompanied by a deputation representing her own countryfolk, the French Literary Society of Liverpool.