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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CIVIC

The civic portion of the parade numbered about five thousand men.

It is easy to forgive them for such statements; civic pride is a virtue.

Women were secluded from all civic life and from all intellectual culture.

It ain't no part of our civic economy to let Red Dog get by with anything.

We may distinguish broadly three aims: the vocational, the civic, and the cultural.

Far from taking offence, he resumed his air of civic virtue.

As a piece of civic oratory this declaration is strikingly effective.

The civic duties of the corporation, too, were sharply defined.

They were for the most part not in touch with any civic agency.

What beauty, what chastity, what becoming signs of civic wealth!

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, originally mostly in civic crown (Latin corona civica), a chaplet of oak leaves awarded to one who saved the life of a fellow citizen in battle, from Latin civicus "of a citizen," adjectival derivation of civis "townsman" (see city). Sense of "having to do with citizens" is from 1790.

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