Civil in a sentence as an adjective

They went after a few anti-war civil rights groups...Now here's the big one.

The baby boomers, of course, also had their moment of subversiveness in the form of the civil rights movement.

Human/civil rights was just about the last platform where LibDems had a shred of credibility, and now it's shot.

At the time, and I speak as someone who was living through it, there was a real fear that the country would erupt into a civil war.

And they were on the tail-end of a civil war before the USA invaded, and now the USA wants them to vote together.

Look at the fact that they issued a record 10000+ 483s in 2011[9], which threaten a business with civil or criminal penalties.

Probably consisting of two teams of civil engineers; one for superstructure and one for substructure.

Any tools which help us resist such tyranny, even at the risk and expense of civil disobedience, are to be applauded.

Disagreements are one thing and can be deliberated in civil manner, but downright unencumbered hate and allegations is another.

It's like when a politician who spends his entire life as a "civil servant" is obviously and publicly living a billionaire lifestyle with yhahts, mansions & private jets.

There are a large gradient of views here, and on one extreme are the bigots who hate homosexuals and on the other there are people who simply have hangups about the word "marriage" vs "civil unions.

To maintain a few perks, they will let the Tories destroy centuries of civilisation - the Vienna Convention is a cornerstone of international relations, and hence, of world peace; threatening it over a silly man is just irresponsible.

People who have different upbringings in different geographic areas are of course going to be biased towards certain views, and it's a bit unfair to chastise them for not completely realigning their viewpoints overnight for something that has probably been the fastest and most productive civil rights movement, maybe ever.

Civil definitions


applying to ordinary citizens as contrasted with the military; "civil authorities"


not rude; marked by satisfactory (or especially minimal) adherence to social usages and sufficient but not noteworthy consideration for others; "even if he didn't like them he should have been civil"- W.S. Maugham

See also: polite


of or occurring within the state or between or among citizens of the state; "civil affairs"; "civil strife"; "civil disobedience"; "civil branches of government"


of or relating to or befitting citizens as individuals; "civil rights"; "civil liberty"; "civic duties"; "civic pride"

See also: civic


(of divisions of time) legally recognized in ordinary affairs of life; "the civil calendar"; "a civil day begins at mean midnight"


of or in a condition of social order; "civil peoples"