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Rural

Describing a town or vicinity outside a major, metropolitan area. Rural areas have low population density. Most people in rural areas work in urban or suburban areas, but some still work in agricultural or energy producing industries. In the United States, living in a rural area can qualify one for some forms of government assistance, such as a USDA mortgage.
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rural

Concerning the country. Contrast with urban or suburban.

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7-8 and photographs, roll 19, and Lois Wallace, "Dressing Up Old Furniture," Southern Ruralist 36:3 (1929): 22.
The Traditional Ruralist (cluster 3, 30% of sample) values a peaceful and quiet atmosphere most, closely followed by good hospitality and exposure to culture and history.
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While earning his degree, he wrote for the Missourian and Missouri Ruralist. After graduation, Miller wrote for the Lincoln Courier, Lincoln, IL, and Farm Industry News at Webb Publishing Co.
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We pay attention to hard demographics, as well as the softer elements of the "ruralist" persona, and continually try to get inside their heads to anticipate needs for products and information.
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Call it rebellion of the "ruralists" if that makes you feel better.
When, beginning in the 1920s, FDR set out to institutionalize the cause of reform to an unprecedented degree, the Democratic Party was an "uneasy alliance of seamy northern urban machines and reactionary southern ruralists," observes Hamby.
One specific catalyst may be the bitterly disputed reform of Brazil's forest protection laws that took place in 2012 following intense pressure from The Ruralists', Brazil's agricultural lobby.