Definitions

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  • adj. Without a town or towns.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having no town.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Lacking towns.

Etymologies

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town +‎ -less

Examples

  • Folly not to banish dreams that made one ache of townless woods and bracken tangles and red-haired linen-clad figures sitting in dappled sunshine upon grey and crumbling walls and looking queenly down on one with clear blue eyes.

    The History of Mr. Polly

  • Rangeley was a townless township, as the outermost township should be.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 59, September, 1862

  • Thou knowest what work it is to assemble and provide for an army destined to operate in a desolate, townless country.

    Ben-Hur, a tale of the Christ

  • A consequent tendency, which, happily, there were many influences to resist, was for this townless population to settle down into the condition of those who, in distinction from the early Christians, came to be called pagani, or

    A History of American Christianity

  • Gulf-shore roads could take them, across a hundred-mile stretch of townless pine-barrens with neither railway nor telegraph.

    Kincaid's Battery

  • But there were regions, notably the west Highlands and isles, where the new system penetrated slowly and with difficulty through a mountainous and almost townless land.

    A Short History of Scotland

  • A consequent tendency, which, happily, there were many influences to resist, was for this townless population to settle down into the condition of those who, in distinction from the early Christians, came to be called _pagani_, or

    A History of American Christianity

  • U-B photo by JEFF HORNER A Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation bus makes its way through the vast expanses of townless fields on Highway 11 on its way to a stop in Milton-Freewater.

    Local News from union-bulletin.com

  • a hundred miles of nothing, according to the map-makers, who, knowing nothing of the region, set it down accordingly, withholding even those long-legged letters, 'Chip-pe-was,' 'Ric-ca-rees,' that stretch accommodatingly across so much townless territory farther west.

    Castle Nowhere

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