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I begged his pardon very often for my share of it, protested I had not any such design when first I met him, that I had not gone out with him but that I took him for a very civil gentleman, and that he made me so many promises of offering no uncivility to me.
Its use became regarded as a sign of uncivility, ignorance, truculence, and superstition.
Here's an example of uncivility by lawyers Cole has noticed: