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The town where one was born or grew up, or the town of one's present fixed residence.
native land, homeland, home town, birthplace, roots, fatherland, motherland, mother country, country of origin, land of one's fathers, the old countryView synonyms
- ‘It isn't that students are being denied the right to vote outright - they still have the option of voting by absentee ballot in their hometowns.’
- ‘But for children who choose to spend their holidays in their hometowns, fairs and carnivals can be good entertainment.’
- ‘They'll be heading abroad or to their hometowns.’
- ‘Few Americans think local news coverage fairly captures the essence of daily life and progress in their hometowns.’
- ‘From the airport they board vans and buses for trips back to their hometowns.’
- ‘Those who were not picked up by their families had to wait for hours at the port and find cars to carry them to their respective hometowns.’
- ‘Many residents return to their hometowns during this period and houses will be left unattended and government offices largely unstaffed.’
- ‘This period is, according to Chinese tradition, a time for family gatherings, when people should all head back to their hometowns for New Year's Eve.’
- ‘Muslims who care about their families and can afford the age-long tradition travel back to their hometowns to celebrate the biggest Islamic festival.’
- ‘With 80 percent of the country's money circulating in the capital, Jakarta has become the last hope for those who cannot find jobs in their hometowns.’
- ‘Most of the students from out of town have already gone back to their hometowns.’
- ‘They left their hometowns or villages and came to Mumbai to earn a livelihood, so you can't expect them to just pack up and go back.’
- ‘In my hometown of New York City, social circles would surely scoff at such behavior.’
- ‘Now he has returned to his hometown of Barnsley to be reunited with his sister Steph.’
- ‘In past years they never voted in local elections because they still officially resided in their hometowns in Oaxaca.’
- ‘More than 30 million Koreans are expected to head to their hometowns to spend the celebrated occasion with their close families, relatives, and friends.’
- ‘Most people will head back to their hometowns during this period.’
- ‘And so, the Saidiman family will be among the millions of travelers who will pour out of the big cities on the way to their hometowns.’
- ‘Others said they would rent rooms or return to their hometowns.’
- ‘Every last Thursday of November, 35 million Americans travel to their hometowns to eat turkey.’
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