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Antonyms for civilly

in a civil manner


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Bennet and her daughters apologised most civilly for Lydia's interruption, and promised that it should not occur again, if he would resume his book; but Mr.
Only admit this evil-minded young man to your presence, treat him civilly, and invite him to drink a goblet of wine.
A brief apology explained all, and Adrienne civilly showed her little rooms.
Craig, to whom she could hardly have spoken civilly.
The black civilly volunteered his services to take off the leaders, and the Judge very earnestly seconded the measure with his advice.
Miss Crawford civilly wished him an early promotion.
Thank you, Monsieur Fouquet," said he, dismissing the superintendent civilly.
And two days afterwards she told him that it was all arranged; the abbe was enchanted to serve him, and if he would present himself civilly at the convent gate there would be no difficulty.
The Indian Government, being in an unusually affable mood, gave orders that he was to be civilly treated and shown everything that was to be seen.
The visitors took their leave; and Charles, having civilly seen them off, and then made a face at them, and abused them for coming, began with--
I made a point also of Frederica's behaving civilly to Sir James, and gave her to understand that I was absolutely determined on her marrying him.
Carefully carrying his fishing tackle, he was already making his way back to the mainland across a bridge of flat stepping-stones a little way down the shallow stream; then he veered round, coming toward his guests and civilly saluting them.
I was going to call for the police, but she, to my surprise, spoke quite civilly to the fellow.
Cray introduced him civilly enough, as Dr Oman, but he showed such disfavour in his very face that Brown guessed the two men, whether Audrey knew it or not, were rivals.
Cecil listened civilly, and said he was sure that Lucy would be amused and interested.