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adverb as in peacefully

adverb as in pleasantly

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It would also create a national database to track police misconduct while making it easier for officers to be held both criminally and civilly liable.

Legal officials can in some circumstances pursue the same allegations either criminally or civilly, with a higher burden of proof for prosecutors and stiffer potential penalties for defendants when it comes to criminal cases.

Mandela kept his temper, spoke civilly in his accented English and did his best for those he represented.

“There are 80 percent of the issues we can talk civilly about and find common ground,” he said.

But it is unfortunate that people feel the need to disrupt a gathering where they could peacefully and civilly ask questions.

It would be nice if all this could just be negotiated civilly at a conference table, but often it can't be.

A distinguished-looking man, evidently vested with authority, bustled forward and addressed him, civilly enough.

A car conductor is instructed to treat passengers civilly and to use no harsh means with them, save in extreme cases.

Thus far the wayfarers encountered during his journey had treated him civilly.

He walked away, taking leave of the man as civilly as though he had been a respectable member of society.

She enquired civilly and even quietly into your situation, and approved the sentiments which naturally fell from me.


On this page you'll find 49 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to civilly, such as: harmoniously, conciliatingly, inoffensively, pacifically, and placatingly.

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