American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The quality or state of being pastoral. Used especially of a literary work.
- n. A social and economic system based on the raising and herding of livestock.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Pastoral character; that which possesses, suggests, or confers a pastoral or rural character.
“In this he'll recognize a strange variation, but a variation all the same, on the good old "pastoralism" — inherited from eighteenth-century English landscape architecture — that played such a large role in the formation of American ideology.”
“Your post and subsequent comments on "pastoralism" are certainly thought provoking.”
“Pastorals of the most interesting kind actually exist in literature: "pastoralism" in the abstract, unless treated in the pure historical manner, is apt, like all similar criticism and discussion of”
“Ancient pastoralism was the foundation of the economy and it was practiced largely from isolated hilltop villages scattered throughout the land.”
“They made their living through pastoralism, brigandage, and export of the few resources they had to offer, including pistachios and lapis lazuli—the Hindu Kush being the only known source for this precious blue stone in the ancient world.”
“He says one of the problems in East Africa is that people rely mostly on pastoralism.”
“We must change the way we live because pastoralism is no longer viable, and we have to look at other ways of livelihood, said Murugi.”
“A World Vision broadcast on the death of pastoralism in Somaliland.”
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“We know the dangers of pastoralism outweigh its benefits.”
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