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noun as in civility

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In a Senate famed for its comity, this was the equivalent of unleashing an airhorn inside an oboe recital.

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The biggest danger from Rogozin’s latest threat is not to the station itself, but to the international comity that has kept the giant outpost flying for the past 24 years.

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There are signs, for instance, that trust in institutions continues to fade and comity is a fleeting commodity.

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A truly inclusive country cannot be built by appealing to a largely mythic past of comity and unity.

Progressive activists who are looking at Washington and questioning whether the Beltway wisdom of moderation, compromise and comity makes sense in Richmond.

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And the newfound comity in Congress might ease the path for raising the debt ceiling early next year with a minimum of drama.

Republicans have pushed every procedural edge as a minority, undermining the basic trust and comity of the institution.

But... There are one or two matters we need to clear up, in the interests of transatlantic comity.

Since greed tended to prevail over comity, the Great Plains bred depressives and sociopaths.

Part of the reason for the comity in the wake of Sandy is that they have been co-captaining the same ship for quite a while now.

When shall we see some real comity of nations in these matters of international marriage and divorce?

A comity iv ladies wud make Congress repeal th' ten commandments.

They'd been there befure an' dhriven th' Demon Rum fr'm th' resthrant into a lair in th' comity room.

We found them, wherever they were encountered, a people of friendly manners and comity.

Nothing so bold had ever been attempted since Christendom had 254 grown into the comity of nations it now was.


On this page you'll find 591 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to comity, such as: amicableness, benevolence, concord, cordiality, friendliness, and goodwill.

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