We were shut up in Bhurtee, the regiment of us with half a battery of artillery, a company of Sikhs, and a lot of civilians
And Mat blows away at his bassoon, and you're respectable civilians
one and all," says Mr.
Well, there was one thing which very soon struck me, and that was that the soldiers used always to lose and the civilians
I thought you civilians
had no pluck; but I'll never get in your way when you are in your cups, Jos.
Would you hand him over to a pack of cowardly civilians
, that shake in their shoes till they wear the soles out, with trembling at the threats of the ragamuffins he belongs to?
One may picture the orderly expectation, the officers alert and watchful, the gunners ready, the ammunition piled to hand, the limber gunners with their horses and waggons, the groups of civilian
spectators standing as near as they were permitted, the evening stillness, the ambulances and hospital tents with the burned and wounded from Weybridge; then the dull resonance of the shots the Martians fired, and the clumsy projectile whirling over the trees and houses and smashing amid the neighbouring fields.
May be it is many-coloured, too: if one takes the dress uniforms, military and civilian
, of all peoples in all ages--that alone is worth something, and if you take the undress uniforms you will never get to the end of it; no historian would be equal to the job.
He bein' a civilian
now, an' you niver was aught else.
He was a civilian
, if one might judge from his habit, which was that of a planter.
Strickland was the daughter of an Indian civilian
, who on his retirement had settled in the depths of the country, but it was his habit every August to take his family to Eastbourne for change of air; and it was here, when she was twenty, that she met Charles Strickland.
One of them was a sallow, clean-shaven civilian
with a thin and wrinkled face, already growing old, though he was dressed like a most fashionable young man.
After all, you know, you're only a civilian
, and you can't be expected to understand these things.
If you are a civilian
, the windows of this house flatter you worse than a newspaper, but if you're a soldier, they do you a grave injustice.
Sir," said the stranger, "although a civilian
, you are perhaps an enemy.
You are part of the civilian
population of the country.