[ noun ] the people who live in a nation or country
"a statement that sums up the nation's mood" "the news was announced to the nation" "the whole country worshipped him"
Used in print(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)
This is the only case in modern history of a_people of Britannic origin submitting without continued struggle to what they view_as foreign domination .
It is extraordinary that a_people as proud and warlike as Southerners should have been as docile as they have .