civils


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civils

(ˈsɪvəlz)
pl n
(functioning as singular) (esp in names of companies) civil engineering
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I had known Barting as a captain in the Federal army during the civil war.
"Civil!--Did you see nothing but only civility?-- I saw a vast deal more.
With that civil speech, I turned on my heel; and the prisoners near all burst out laughing.
for they may be fixed as in other arts; for the instruments of no art whatsoever are infinite, either in their number or their magnitude; but riches are a number of instruments in domestic and civil economy; it is therefore evident that the acquisition of certain things according to nature is a part both of domestic and civil economy, and for what reason.
The violent destruction of life and property incident to war, the continual effort and alarm attendant on a state of continual danger, will compel nations the most attached to liberty to resort for repose and security to institutions which have a tendency to destroy their civil and political rights.
Happily for mankind, liberty is not, in this respect, confined to any single point of time; but lies within extremes, which afford sufficient latitude for all the variations which may be required by the various situations and circumstances of civil society.
DURING the Civil War a Patriot was passing through the State of Maryland with a pass from the President to join Grant's army and see the fighting.