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  • verb Present participle of civilize.

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Examples

  • Marriage plays an important role in civilizing men.

    How a New Jobless Era Will Transform America

  • Marriage plays an important role in civilizing men.

    How a New Jobless Era Will Transform America

  • At the core of Friedman's worldview is the assumption that the most brutal and contradictory applications of U.S.-supplied military power are by definition civilizing because this nation owns the brand defining freedom and democracy.

    Robert Scheer: On to the Next 'Bubble Fantasy'

  • At the core of Friedman's worldview is the assumption that the most brutal and contradictory applications of U.S.-supplied military power are by definition civilizing because this nation owns the brand defining freedom and democracy.

    Robert Scheer: On to the Next 'Bubble Fantasy'

  • No matter how many times the government or the Church apologizes, we can never erase the harm that was done in this so-called civilizing project.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • No matter how many times the government or the Church apologizes, we can never erase the harm that was done in this so-called civilizing project.

    Aboriginal Survivors of Day Schools Sue For Compensation

  • The early history of the Christian institutions in India is tied up with the so called civilizing mission of both the East India Company and subsequently, the church.

    The Decline of Christian Institutions in india

  • There was a good deal of praise, but still alloyed by a dash of irony, bestowed on the idea of civilizing Mexico by joining it to California.

    The Way We Live Now

  • There was a good deal of praise, but still alloyed by a dash of irony, bestowed on the idea of civilizing Mexico by joining it to California.

    The Way We Live Now

  • The more belligerent detractors of America will tell you that Americans are imperialists who hate Islam, and that Americans' so-called civilizing instincts have nothing to do with democracy or human rights.

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