Definitions

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  • proper n. Any of several civil wars.

Etymologies

Capitalization of civil war. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • ROBERTS: So a lot more on his plate than Lincoln, even though the Civil War was a huge issue.

    CNN Transcript Nov 21, 2008

  • It was a turning-point in American history, for if the U.S. had refused to yield, and war had followed, she could not have hoped to fight Britain and the Confederacy together; the Civil War would have been lost and Southern independence assured.

    THE NUMBERS

  • This changed after the Civil War, but until 1935 it was still illegal to 'bring a negro, mulatto or Chinaman'into the state by that same constitution.

    Big Conservative Attack Ad Proves A Bust

  • You can solve our economic crisis quickly and permanently, by implementing the same economic solution that allowed Lincoln to win the Civil War and thus save the Union from foreign economic masters.

    Draft The Bankers; Contain the rats

  • This is apparently the strange palace the US Government built to house Civil War pension records c.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » Government and Architecture

  • Obviously, we won a historic victory up in New York 23, seat that has been held by the Republicans since the Civil War, lost Virginia and New Jersey.

    CNN Transcript Nov 4, 2009

  • I'm saying that a person who espouses the ideas that Ron Paul does — opposition to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, blaming Abraham Lincoln for starting the Civil War and thinking it should never have been fought — makes me want to know more, and when he is also a man of a certain age from the South, that tweaks my suspicion up a notch.

    "The bigoted past of Ron Paul."

  • During the Civil War, Lee lost a third of his Generals in the battle of Gettysburg alone.

    When Barbara Boxer took note of Condoleezza Rice's childlessness.

  • VIEW FAVORITES yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Rapacious Developers Swallow Up Civil War Battlefields'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Communities are compromising their "greenspace" standards, writes newpaper columnist and Civil War historian William Marvel.

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: Rapacious Developers Swallow Up Civil War Battlefields

  • In the Civil War, when Union military commanders took control of Confederate areas they prohibited the desecration of the flag.

    Subverting the Constitution by Supporting the Flag

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