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noun as in nonmilitary person

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Policemen on the show joke about prison riots, bomb threats, and the shooting of unarmed civilians.

Such large sheets are common in Kobani, meant to protect fighters and civilians from the ever gazing eyes of ISIS snipers.

Civilians left flowers as well as a tiny frosted Christmas tree that had two red ornaments.

Houses were evacuated and stripped bare, and civilians vanished at the sight of a truck.

Meanwhile, civilians are seeing their income fall—between 20 and 50 percent—and vendors are watching sales drop by half.

As you are doubtless aware, between civilians the small-sword, the rapier and the pistol are what are usually employed.

Succor could not arrive, he argued, and they were in duty bound to save the surviving civilians and the women and children.

With them were two civilians, both in rough shooting-jackets and breeches, one about forty-five, the other a few years his junior.

This professional conscience becomes a destiny to him, and guides his life to an extent inconceivable by most civilians.

Three more civilians, wearing the white-feather symbol on their overcoats, advanced toward Winfree.


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On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to civilians, such as: citizen, commoner, subject, noncombatant, civ, and civvie.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.