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She greeted me civilly and pressed the Doctor's hand warmly.

"No, Mr. Graham's not in at present," Duncan told him civilly.

"We are all religious in our several ways," said Casanova civilly.

"There's no flies to be had at this time of night, miss," he said, civilly enough.

The Ogre received him as civilly as an Ogre could do, and made him sit down.

“Howdy,” he civilly replied to a friendly greeting from Mr. Howell.

As it is, I think I will remove my patronage to a firm which will treat me civilly.

If he had civilly asked me to black his boots, I would have done it.

He had spoken quite as civilly to Mr. Davoren half an hour before.

I greet them civilly, I supply requisitions when backed by authority; again, what will you?

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, "with reference to citizenship or civil matters," also "in a well-bred manner;" from civil + -ly (2).

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