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Daemon
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pastoral

(adjective) Idyllically rustic.

Synonyms: arcadian, bucolic

Usage: Last I heard he bought a cottage on farmland and now leads a perfectly pastoral existence.
Nisar Akhtar
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Pastoral life is a boon to those who love nature.
JUSTIN Excellence
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Never did the wind of the mountains in that pastoral village at Spring's wildest strike such a chill to my heart ... who would have exchanged the sighing of these gentle breezes for the roar of the wind in the cherry-trees?





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after i retired i bought a farm in rural upstate n.y.
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Word History:

This word comes directly from Old French pastoral, inherited from Latin pastoralis "related to shepherds". The Latin word for "shepherd" was pastor, a word English Protestants use to refer to the preacher in a church. This word, in turn, is derived from pastus, the past participle of pascere "to graze, eat", which is why we see it in English pasture. The Proto-Indo-European word pat- "to feed, protect" came to English via its Germanic ancestors, too.
In Old English it became fodor "fodder", which lies behind forage. Foster comes from another relative of fodor, the Old English verb fostrian "to feed, nourish, care for".

Notes: Today's Word is supported by several derivational family members: an adverb, pastorally, and two nouns, pastorism "works written or composed about the countryside", and pastorale [pæs-tê-ræl], a musical composition designed to evoke a sense of the countryside.

http://www.alphadictionary.com/goodword/word/pastoral
johnfl
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STRICKER WROTE I`M FROM UPSTATE NY. DID YOU KNOW OR HAVE HEARD OF THE BRENIN FAMILY , GARMET BUSINESS.OR LASSO FAMILY FARM,UPSTATE NY.
Omar Mariani
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Pastoral

rural, rustic, agrarian, simple, Arcadian, countrified, champetre

Milica Boghunovich
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Pastoral life is a balm to the soul in stressful corporate insanity, corruption.
Irma Crespo
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ROGET'S INTERNATIONAL THESAURUS BUCOLIC 181. THE COUNTRY ADJS. 6. rustic, rural, country, provincial, pastoral. The restaurant's decoration seemed bucolic.
Irma Crespo
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ROGET'S INTERNATIONAL THESAURUS PASTORAL 181. THE COUNTRY ADJS. 6. rustic, rural, country, provincial, pastoral. The restaurant's decoration was pastoral.
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