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Sparsely populated area outside of the limits of a city or town or a designated commercial, industrial, or residential center. Rural areas are characterized by farms, vegetation, and open spaces.

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The farmer lived in a rural area, so there was not much going on, but you could see the stars clearly every night.
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Someone who enjoys "country living", complete with more than the occasional dirt road or stray cow, fields ripe for harvest, and a blanket of stars on clear nights would surely enjoy a rural lifestyle.
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The farmer loved his rural lifestyle, planting beets under the hot sun and quiet air, but his teenage daughter was not so fond of the lack of nightlife.
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