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 Meanings and Examples of CIVILIZATION
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civilization
 n.  culture, the stage of human social development
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  It set free all the unknown social quantities; it softened spirits, it calmed, appeased, enlightened; it caused the waves of civilization to flow over the earth.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X—THE BISHOP IN THE PRESENCE OF AN UNKNOWN LIGHT
2  There occur formidable hours in our civilization; there are moments when the penal laws decree a shipwreck.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VI—JEAN VALJEAN
3  The sacred law of Jesus Christ governs our civilization, but it does not, as yet, permeate it; it is said that slavery has disappeared from European civilization.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER XI—CHRISTUS NOS LIBERAVIT
4  The elevation of level which they contribute to civilization is intrinsic with them; it proceeds from themselves and not from an accident.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVI—QUOT LIBRAS IN DUCE?
5  The monastic regime, good at the beginning of civilization, useful in the reduction of the brutal by the spiritual, is bad when peoples have reached their manhood.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER II—THE CONVENT AS AN HISTORICAL FACT
6  Cloisters, useful in the early education of modern civilization, have embarrassed its growth, and are injurious to its development.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER II—THE CONVENT AS AN HISTORICAL FACT
7  Monasticism, such as it existed in Spain, and such as it still exists in Thibet, is a sort of phthisis for civilization.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER III—ON WHAT CONDITIONS ONE CAN RESPECT THE PAST
8  It imposes its caricatures as well as its ideal on people; the highest monuments of human civilization accept its ironies and lend their eternity to its mischievous pranks.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XI—TO SCOFF, TO REIGN
9  All those words: rights of the people, rights of man, the social contract, the French Revolution, the Republic, democracy, humanity, civilization, religion, progress, came very near to signifying nothing whatever to Grantaire.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—A GROUP WHICH BARELY MISSED BECOMING HISTORIC
10  In the second place, and no offence to Combeferre, a charter granted is but a poor expedient of civilization.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER IV—THE BACK ROOM OF THE CAFE MUSAIN
11  There is a top and a bottom in this obscure sub-soil, which sometimes gives way beneath civilization, and which our indifference and heedlessness trample under foot.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER I—MINES AND MINERS
12  At a certain depth, the excavations are no longer penetrable by the spirit of civilization, the limit breathable by man has been passed; a beginning of monsters is possible.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER I—MINES AND MINERS
13  It not only undermines, in its hideous swarming, the actual social order; it undermines philosophy, it undermines human thought, it undermines civilization, it undermines revolution, it undermines progress.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER II—THE LOWEST DEPTHS
14  Each one of these names corresponds to a variety of those misshapen fungi from the under side of civilization.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER IV—COMPOSITION OF THE TROUPE
15  The Bourbons were an instrument of civilization which broke in the hands of Providence.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER I—WELL CUT
Example Sentence: (120 in 9 pages)
16  Either criminal or civil proceedings may be brought by the Attorney General.
17  Clinton named a new assistant attorney general for civil rights, Deval Patrick, who persuaded the administration to switch sides.
18  The law would strike at the most basic of civil rights.
19  There are various kinds of civil wrongs, or torts.
20  His church became a sanctuary for thousands of people who fled the civil war.
21  This pillar is a monument to all those who died in the civil war.
22  He called for a campaign of civil disobedience if the president did not honour the election results.
23  The candidate nailed his colours to the mast on the question of civil rights.
24  He had been groomed for a career in the Civil Service / groomed as a future civil servant.
25  His courage in defending religious and civil rights inspired many outside the church.
26  It was argued that the civil and political status and rights of the citizen must be enshrined in a bill of rights.
27  He said a civil good morning.
28  The Channel Tunnel project is the biggest civil engineering project in Europe.
29  He trained as a civil engineer.
30  The awful spectre of civil war looms over the country.