CIVILIZE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of CIVILIZE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
civilize
 v.  educate a society so that its culture becomes more developed
 v.  improve someone's behaviour
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Aside from this, there was a general feeling that the attempt to educate and civilize the red men at Hampton would be a failure.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter VI.
2  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
3  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
4  "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
5  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
6  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
7  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
8  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
9  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
10  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
11  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
12  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
13  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
14  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
15  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.
Example Sentence: (120 in 9 pages)
16  He said a civil good morning.
17  The Channel Tunnel project is the biggest civil engineering project in Europe.
18  He trained as a civil engineer.
19  The awful spectre of civil war looms over the country.
20  The real danger is civil unrest in the east of the country.
21  He left the army and resumed civil life.
22  They were married in a civil ceremony in May.
23  Junior and middle-ranking civil servants have pledged to join the indefinite strike.
24  The criminals were deprived of their civil rights.
25  Helicopters are mainly used for military rather than civil use.
26  In June the civil war intensified.
27  He was a loyal, distinguished and very competent civil servant.
28  He gained a reputation as being a staunch defender/supporter of civil rights.
29  We have been preparing our fighters to adjust themselves to civil society.
30  The country was sliding into a state of virtual civil war.