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 Meanings and Examples of CIVIL
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
civil
 a.  having to do with citizens or the state
 a.  courteous and polite
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  I don't want you to do anything but be civil to him and help to the pudding.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER ELEVEN
2  I'll do anything for you, Jo, if you'll only dress yourself nicely, and come and help me do the civil.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE
3  "You began the evening well, Charlotte," said Mrs. Bennet with civil self-command to Miss Lucas.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 5
4  To the civil inquiries which then poured in, and amongst which she had the pleasure of distinguishing the much superior solicitude of Mr. Bingley's, she could not make a very favourable answer.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 8
5  Mr. Bingley was unaffectedly civil in his answer, and forced his younger sister to be civil also, and say what the occasion required.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 9
6  That is all very proper and civil, I am sure," said Mrs. Bennet, "and I dare say she is a very agreeable woman.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 14
7  In pompous nothings on his side, and civil assents on that of his cousins, their time passed till they entered Meryton.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 15
8  Elizabeth disdained the appearance of noticing this civil reflection, but its meaning did not escape, nor was it likely to conciliate her.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 34
9  The housekeeper came; a respectable-looking elderly woman, much less fine, and more civil, than she had any notion of finding her.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 43
10  Perhaps he had been civil only because he felt himself at ease; yet there had been that in his voice which was not like ease.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 43
11  It was more than civil; it was really attentive; and there was no necessity for such attention.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 43
12  It was so dark that I could not see the means of exit; and, as I wandered round, I heard another specimen of their civil behaviour amongst each other.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
13  I walked round the yard, and through a wicket, to another door, at which I took the liberty of knocking, in hopes some more civil servant might show himself.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
14  These civil commotions were constantly fomented by the monarchs of Blefuscu; and when they were quelled, the exiles always fled for refuge to that empire.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER IV.
15  The vessel was an English merchantman, returning from Japan by the North and South seas; the captain, Mr. John Biddel, of Deptford, a very civil man, and an excellent sailor.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VIII.
Example Sentence: (120 in 9 pages)
16  He trained as a civil engineer.
17  The awful spectre of civil war looms over the country.
18  The real danger is civil unrest in the east of the country.
19  He left the army and resumed civil life.
20  They were married in a civil ceremony in May.
21  Junior and middle-ranking civil servants have pledged to join the indefinite strike.
22  The criminals were deprived of their civil rights.
23  Helicopters are mainly used for military rather than civil use.
24  In June the civil war intensified.
25  He was a loyal, distinguished and very competent civil servant.
26  He gained a reputation as being a staunch defender/supporter of civil rights.
27  We have been preparing our fighters to adjust themselves to civil society.
28  The country was sliding into a state of virtual civil war.
29  We must not be drawn into the mire of civil war.
30  Her family was given safe conduct to Britain when civil war broke out.