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civil sober, grave, decent, solemn: “sad and civil,” TWELFTH NIGHT, iii. 4. 5 (where civil has been explained “tart, sour, bitter,”—very erroneously); “by a civil peace maintain'd,” 2 HENRY IV., iv. 1. 42 ; “civil citizens,” HENRY V., i. 2. 199 ; “civil night,” ROMEO AND JULIET, iii. 2. 10 ; “Montano, you were wont be civil,” OTHELLO, ii. 3. 182 ; “my sober guards and civil fears,” A LOVER'S COMPLAINT, 298.

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