civility

All Noun
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  • But no look came, and he got nothing from her but cold civility. Cited from McClure's Magazine, January, 1896, Vol. VI. No. 2, by Various
  • My father had shown him great civility, and had introduced me to him. Cited from Frank Mildmay, by Captain Frederick Marryat
  • Have you any more civilities to address to me in my own house? Cited from The Doctor's Dilemma, by George Bernard Shaw
  • After the usual civilities, he called their attention to the picture before them. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 2, No. 14, December 1858, by Various
  • He had not intended anything more than civility and he wanted this understood. Cited from The Yukon Trail, by William MacLeod Raine
  • Speak to them always with civility, but keep them in their proper places. Cited from Frost's Laws, by Sarah Annie Frost
  • If you just treat them with ordinary civility they think they can allow themselves anything. Cited from The Bride of Dreams, by Frederik van Eeden
  • He met us, and with much civility conducted us to his house. Cited from Life Of Johnson, Volume 5, by Boswell
  • I've gone about enough to know what 'is kind of civility means. Cited from The Divine Fire, by May Sinclair
  • The King determined to try what effect his own civilities would produce. Cited from History of England, James II Vol. 2, Macaulay
  • The governor also called upon us, and we returned his civility. Cited from Narrative of Captivity in Abyssinia,by Henry Blanc
  • She did not get far beyond civilities with the other visitors in the hotel. Cited from Joanna Godden, by Sheila Kaye-Smith
  • After these civilities, I took the fish, and carried it home to my wife. Cited from The Arabian Nights Entertainments vol. 3, Anon
  • I should like to show the dear woman some more substantial civility. Cited from London Pride, by M. E. Braddon
  • Except for the most ordinary civilities, she had refused to look in his direction. Cited from Long Live the King, by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • He was a complete character, but civility made no part of his qualities. Cited from Travels through the South of France in 1807 & 1808, by Lt-Col. Pinkney
  • She advanced to meet me, and presented me half a dozen of her friends with great civility. Cited from Selected English Letters (XV - XIX Centuries), by Various
  • His civility came from two sources -- the one hope, the other fear. Cited from Alec Forbes of Howglen, by George MacDonald
  • Of course civilities were due to them, and had to be paid them. Cited from Marriage a la mode, by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • As a civility to that family we called on the following evening, upon their guests. Cited from Recollections of a Long Life, by Theodore Ledyard Cuyler
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Meaning of civility

  • noun Formal or perfunctory politeness