civil


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  • adj

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Synonyms for civil

of, concerning, or affecting the community or the people

characterized by good manners

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applying to ordinary citizens as contrasted with the military

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not rude

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of or relating to or befitting citizens as individuals

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(of divisions of time) legally recognized in ordinary affairs of life

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of or in a condition of social order

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All which, however happily tempered by the laws of that kingdom, have been sometimes violated by each of the three parties, and have more than once occasioned civil wars; the last whereof was happily put an end to by this prince's grand-father, in a general composition; and the militia, then settled with common consent, has been ever since kept in the strictest duty.
and the Dormouse sulkily remarked, `If you can't be civil, you'd better finish the story for yourself.
The military state becomes elevated above the civil.
He killed all the malcontents who were able to injure him, and strengthened himself with new civil and military ordinances, in such a way that, in the year during which he held the principality, not only was he secure in the city of Fermo, but he had become formidable to all his neighbours.
Thus two opposite parties were formed; and so fierce were the dissensions that it was feared the consequence would be civil war and bloodshed.
The hatred of the Portas and the Piombos and their terrible passions were inscribed on this page of the civil law as the annals of a people (contained, it may be, in one word only,--Napoleon, Robespierre) are engraved on a tombstone.
He did not find the civil servant or his wife where he had left them.
With that civil speech, I turned on my heel; and the prisoners near all burst out laughing.
DURING the Civil War a Patriot was passing through the State of Maryland with a pass from the President to join Grant's army and see the fighting.
I had known Barting as a captain in the Federal army during the civil war.
We had not met since the evening of the tea-party; but there was no visible emotion either of pleasure or pain, no attempt at pathos, no display of injured pride: she was cool in temper, civil in demeanour.
A treacherous friend is the most dangerous enemy; and I will say boldly, that both religion and virtue have received more real discredit from hypocrites than the wittiest profligates or infidels could ever cast upon them: nay, farther, as these two, in their purity, are rightly called the bands of civil society, and are indeed the greatest of blessings; so when poisoned and corrupted with fraud, pretence, and affectation, they have become the worst of civil curses, and have enabled men to perpetrate the most cruel mischiefs to their own species.
If an honest, civil, smiling gentleman like you, was to talk but ten minutes to our old woman--that's Mrs Varden--and flatter her up a bit, you'd gain her over for ever.
Come, come, Sikes,' said the Jew appealing to him in a remonstratory tone, and motioning towards the boys, who were eagerly attentive to all that passed; 'we must have civil words; civil words, Bill.
Tulliver speaks civil to me, I'll speak civil to him.