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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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In a meeting Monday with the highest authorities in Italy, the cardinal appealed to the country to work for the "right of existence of two states" in the Middle East, "the state of Israel and the Palestinian state.
President Bill Clinton last night urged Americans to be patient during the Florida recount - and appealed to the country to unite behind the winner.
Today Geldof appealed to the country to take part and help to bring an end to the spectre of "children dying on our television screens".