Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun

Formal politeness; also, a civil act or speech.

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Usage examples "civility":

  1. Being mightily satisfied with his civility, I away to Westminster Hall, and there walked with several people, and all the discourse is about some trouble in Scotland I heard of yesterday, but nobody can tell the truth of it. - "Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright", Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke.
  2. " I don't think so, I'll look," replied the girl with business civility. - "The Eagle's Heart", Hamlin Garland.
  3. Meanwhile Mrs. Barnes was treated with all possible civility. - "Marriage à la mode", Mrs. Humphry Ward.