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RURAL. That which relates to the country, as rural servitudes. See Urban.

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connect small villages to biggest ones and improve life standard of ruralist.
The powerful "ruralist block" (representatives of large landholders in the National Congress) is working to do just that.
The ruralists, including the Nuba and the Southerners, succeeded to win the hearts and minds of a handful of officers, but a large number of NCOs.
Consider nature, likely reality for many ruralists. What do the most sincere and dedicated farmers see through all that sweat and fatigue if they try to score nature naturally?
Ruralists prefer to get their information from magazines and web sites but once they narrow their choices, they still rely on the expertise of their dealer to guide them in the final decision.
Lopakhin, a parvenu merchant, suggests that the new suburbanites will eventually start cultivating their land and thus become ruralists in their turn.
A pioneer of Pop art, Blake later retreated to the pastoralism of the Brotherhood of Ruralists, the artist group he cofounded in 1975.
During the past two centuries, English artists from Samuel Palmer to John Minton, John Piper, Graham Sutherland and the younger neo-Romantics, closing with The Ruralists, a group of landscape painters who carried the traditions of pastoral vision through into the 20th century and who are still flourishing today.