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country

1. a territory distinguished by its people, culture, language, geography, etc.
2. an area of land distinguished by its political autonomy; state
3. the people of a territory or state
4. 
a. the part of the land that is away from cities or industrial areas; rural districts
b. (as modifier): country cottage
5. one's native land or nation of citizenship
6. go or appeal to the country Chiefly Brit to dissolve Parliament and hold an election
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Yes, he must reach out to critics and appeal to the country at large.
It looks very much that Labour, are stuck in a cul de sac, struggling to find an appeal to the country.
"The government has done well to appeal to the country's entire population to join the efforts to meet the needs of the IDPs", she said.
The 56-year-old lost a first appeal against the sentence at Bali High Court earlier this month and her lawyer, Fadillah Agus, on Tuesday lodged a last-ditch appeal to the country's top court.
By Ramesh Mathew/Staff Reporter Members of forums, individuals and staffers at institutions have responded overwhelmingly to the Hamad Medical Corporation's (HMC) recent appeal to the country's residents for donating blood for the smooth and uninterrupted functioning of its blood bank.