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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of civilise.
- adj. Alternative spelling of civilized.
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- adj. marked by refinement in taste and manners
- adj. having a high state of culture and development both social and technological
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The enterprise of individuals or of small aristocratic bodies has meantime sown the world which we call civilised with some seeds and nuclei of order.
This isn't quite what we call civilised warfare, but I suppose it can't be helped. '
"Say, comrade," he said, "is Spain what they call a civilised country?"
_ Not fit, perhaps, for anything else belonging to what we call civilised life.
Capable of travelling many thousands of times the speed of light, and holding a conversation at the same time, a Culture GSV has to be the ultimate in civilised transport.
Some of us have grown tired of the insulting “Essex jokes”, generally aimed at women, which have no place in civilised society and certainly not in the national newspaper of a political party which professes to deplore discrimination and derogatory comments.
Nathreee's Thoughts - dreams about wild animals in civilised surroundings
[Darwin's assertions above indicate that this is no longer the case in civilised society]
Whether consanguineous marriages, such as are permitted in civilised nations, and which would not be considered as close interbreeding in the case of our domesticated animals, cause any injury will never be known with certainty until a census is taken with this object in view.
The pleasures of society in civilised Greece seem to have been sought chiefly in the heresies of love — Hetairesis378 and Sotadism.