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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Concerned with civic interests or active in community affairs.

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Examples

  • Last Tuesday, I engaged in the civic-minded and (for a Republican) futile act of voting in the Illinois Fifth Congressional District primary.

    Illinois Politics

  • All this week, the civic-minded site la. streetsblog has been running great shorts that capture the spirit of the event in places like Bogotá, Colombia where the program originated and occurs each Sunday, and New York City, where the Department of Transportation has created Summer Streets.

    Joel Epstein: CicLAvia Is What I'll Be Doing in LA This Sunday

  • All this week, the civic-minded site la. streetsblog has been running great shorts that capture the spirit of the event in places like Bogotá, Colombia where the program originated and occurs each Sunday, and New York City, where the Department of Transportation has created Summer Streets.

    Joel Epstein: CicLAvia Is What I'll Be Doing in LA This Sunday

  • Here's that list we asked about this morning -- those civic-minded business people who gave the money at the last minute to save the Washington Park free summer concerts this year:

    City of angels (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • Portland's favorite civic-minded developers are now proposing to condo-ize San Diego City Hall.

    Jack Bog's Blog: May 2009 Archives

  • Yet, as ISI Books emphasizes with a remarkable series called "Live of the Founders," the young nation's cast of civic-minded men went far beyond the familiar names.

    Uniting the Nation

  • In denial of the West's civic-minded, government-supporting heritage, Evangelicals and the rest of the Right wound up defending private oil companies but not God's creation, private cars instead of public transport, private insurance conglomerates rather than government care of individuals.

    Frank Schaeffer: The "Reason" Republicans Despise Unions, Government and Anything Public

  • As Kate Bolick tells us, marriage isn't for everyone and being single doesn't bear the stigma it once did; and as Eric Klineberg reveals in Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone, contrary to what we may think, single people tend to be more socially engaged and civic-minded.

    Sabrina Schaeffer: The Proposal Farce: Entertainment Coupled With Anti-Marriage

  • Florida has also attacked civic-minded people trying to register new voters.

    The Republican 'voter fraud' fraud | Diane Roberts

  • Concurring with that view, Times reporter Nicholas Kulish wrote on Feb. 4 that members of the Brotherhood "come across as civic-minded people of faith."

    Understanding the Muslim Brotherhood

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