civilian garb

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ordinary clothing as distinguished from uniforms, work clothes, clerical garb, etc

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Putting soldiers in civilian garb affronted some members of Congress more deeply still: The House Judiciary Committee said that plainclothes troops, "under the pretense of protecting the President," might follow "secret orders" to spy on the people.
There can be little doubt that the American and Israeli-trained Georgian troops fired on and killed civilians in this attack and the way they abandoned their vehicles and donned civilian garb and tried to disappear back into the population when routed in the Russian counterattack, is similar to the behaviour of SS units in 1945 who knew they were guilty of war crimes.
Thesps in costume designer Lizzy Gardiner's good civilian garb ironically come across as more believable and gutsier, such as Nielsen and Mendoza, while Montano creditably holds up the Filipino side of the battle.
The gunmen were dressed in civilian garb but could be elite troops from the Republican Guard or Saddam Hussein's security forces disguised in the flowing robes of the Gulf Arabs.
First, the correctness of the decisions is more important than whether the person who makes them wears a uniform or civilian garb.
I caught him sneaking into the cinema in London's Leicester Square on Wednesday dressed in civilian garb, checking out the laughs.
Whether in faux eyelashes, a sequined jacket and kicking so high that her ankles reach her ears, or dressed in nondescript civilian garb while running mundane errands, a Rockette is a Rockette during every waking moment.
It has also said the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam fighters - a group classified as a terrorist organisation by more than 30 countries - often dressed in civilian garb, making it unclear who was a combatant.
Heriberto Garcia, Baja California's human rights ombudsman, said that Hank Rhon had told him that armed men in hoods, some in civilian garb and others in military uniform, broke into the house and disarmed his security guards.
When wars erupt, we find officials taking off their civilian garb and returning to their sects, with the many visits they make to holy men.
Responding to a question on the presence of long-range missiles in the Hizbullah arsenal south of the Litani River, the intelligence officers said that "Hizbullah is operating in southern Lebanon, mostly in the villages, in secret and in civilian garb.
The recruits' training officers, although experienced RUC members, will dress in civilian garb.
The major stated the two were dressed in civilian garb, adding the shooting did not last for more than 10-20 seconds, "the longest in my life," he added.
The officials, who were on leave, were in civilian garb and not carrying any arms when they were abducted.
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