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the total product of human creativity and intellect

enlightenment and excellent taste resulting from intellectual development

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a society in an advanced state of social development (e.g., with complex legal and political and religious organizations)

the social process whereby societies achieve an advanced stage of development and organization

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the quality of excellence in thought and manners and taste

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When necessity demanded, Tarzan of the Apes sloughed the thin veneer of his civilization and with it the hampering apparel that was its badge.
Never had his civilization been more than a veneer put on for the sake of her he loved because he thought it made her happier to see him thus.
Unsuspected by this dark land, I had the civilization of the nine- teenth century booming under its very nose
If it is asserted that civilization is a real advance in the condition of man -- and I think that it is, though only the wise improve their advantages -- it must be shown that it has produced better dwellings without making them more costly; and the cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.
Bankruptcy and repudiation are the springboards from which much of our civilization vaults and turns its somersets, but the savage stands on the unelastic plank of famine.
The Mayas had a peculiar civilization of their own, thousands of years ago, and their calendar system was so involved "
This story has to do with the hidden city, and tells of the ancient civilization of those who lived in the Copan valley thousands of years ago.
There will be time enough when I reach civilization," said Tarzan.
Of the Roman and British civilization the Anglo-Saxons were ruthless destroyers, exulting, like other barbarians, in the wanton annihilation of things which they did not understand.
In a primitive state of society, the enjoyments of life, though few and simple, are spread over a great extent, and are unalloyed; but Civilization, for every advantage she imparts, holds a hundred evils in reserve;--the heart-burnings, the jealousies, the social rivalries, the family dissentions, and the thousand self-inflicted discomforts of refined life, which make up in units the swelling aggregate of human misery, are unknown among these unsophisticated people.
Many of these coureurs des bois became so accustomed to the Indian mode of living, and the perfect freedom of the wilderness, that they lost relish for civilization, and identified themselves with the savages among whom they dwelt, or could only be distinguished from them by superior licentiousness.
On the 6th of May the travellers passed the last border habitation, and bade a long farewell to the ease and security of civilization.
Our author tells us in this book, as he has told us in others, more especially in The World Set Free, and as he has been telling us this year in his War and the Future, that if mankind goes on with war, the smash-up of civilization is inevitable.
The larger significance of the telephone is that it completes the work of eliminating the hermit and gypsy elements of civilization.
There lay a vast territory, and in that territory were the hugest deposits in the world of iron and coal--the backbone of industrial civilization.