foreign country

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Noun1.foreign country - any state of which one is not a citizen; "working in a foreign country takes a bit of getting used to"
body politic, country, nation, res publica, commonwealth, state, land - a politically organized body of people under a single government; "the state has elected a new president"; "African nations"; "students who had come to the nation's capitol"; "the country's largest manufacturer"; "an industrialized land"
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'I think,' answered the bean, 'that as we have so fortunately escaped death, we should keep together like good companions, and lest a new mischance should overtake us here, we should go away together, and repair to a foreign country.'
No foreign country has reached the high American level of telephony.
At the time of her sudden death, she was secretly making arrangements to leave the doctor, and find a refuge for herself and her child in a foreign country, under the care of the one friend of her family who had not cast her off.
Some day or other I will put you on board ship and take you to a foreign country, where I can sell you and pocket the money you will fetch.
Who is likely to invite a stranger from a foreign country, unless it be one of those who can do public service as a seer, a healer of hurts, a carpenter, or a bard who can charm us with his singing?
Prior Aymer also assented to the general proposition, observing, however, ``That the blessed Jerusalem could not indeed be termed a foreign country. She was communis mater the mother of all Christians.
There is nothing like Sunday in a foreign country for helping a man to sentimental thoughts of the girl he has left behind him elsewhere.
The tale was to be of a boy, David Balfour, supposed to belong to my husband's own family, who should travel in Scotland as though it were a foreign country, meeting with various adventures and misadventures by the way.
Are you one of those who believe that I am either in the pay of a foreign country, or that my harmless efforts to interest myself in great things are efforts inimical to this country; that I am, in short, a traitor?"
'But I can't help thinking that they have gone to some foreign country.'
Eyre came to Gateshead and wanted to see you; Missis said you were it school fifty miles off; he seemed so much disappointed, for he could not stay: he was going on a voyage to a foreign country, and the ship was to sail from London in a day or two.
Jayasekera had told reporters earlier that there was some suspicion that a foreign country was involved in the attacks.

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