Definition of 'civil war'
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Equally it was essential to explain to the jury the reality of military life during the height of a brutal civil war. Times, Sunday Times (2016)With the party on the brink of civil war, that assessment is perhaps too optimistic. The Sun (2016)Then they join up to fight in the Indian wars and the civil war. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Syria's sectarian civil war is not our war. The Sun (2017)Most importantly, in its homeland, reggae united the people in a period of near civil war. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In failing health and out of office, he slipped away from Syria as the civil war erupted. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is a Catalan civil war going on in front of our eyes and City are caught in the middle. The Sun (2016)And off the field the club has been paralysed by a civil war in the stands of their new London Stadium home. The Sun (2016)Just how relevant the civil war is can be surprising. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Perhaps too many had died in their civil war for superior foreign armies to present so terrible a challenge. The Tribes Triumphant (2006)The second civil war was raging. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It is right not to become involved in a civil war where both sides have shown their brutality and disregard for life. The Sun (2013)In Syria a civil war rages that is increasingly sectarian in character. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It is the road to miscalculation and futile intervention in other people 's civil wars. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Having stepped to the brink of civil war, the nation had drawn hastily back. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)We can't have a party on the brink of civil war running the country. The Sun (2010)After Yuan s death the country collapsed into civil war between rival warlords. Twentieth Century History - Basic Facts (1985)As in other civil wars, people who had been warily tolerant neighbours for years suddenly turned on the minority in their midst. The English Civil War: A People's History (2006)And second, because we are sure that the moment these foreign elements are withdrawn, the end of the civil war will be very near. The Spanish Civil War: Reaction, Revolution and RevengeThe former paratrooper is not fazed by the country 's civil war, although he does turn down the chance to go deer hunting in a minefield. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'civil war'
British English: civil war /ˈsɪvl wɔː/ NOUN
A civil war is a war which is fought between different groups of people living in the same country.
- American English: civil war
- Arabic: حَرْب أَهْلِيَّة
- Brazilian Portuguese: guerra civil
- Chinese: 内战
- Croatian: građanski rat
- Czech: občanská válka
- Danish: borgerkrig
- Dutch: burgeroorlog
- European Spanish: guerra civil
- Finnish: sisällissota
- French: guerre civile
- German: Bürgerkrieg
- Greek: εμφύλιος πόλεμος
- Italian: guerra civile
- Japanese: 内戦
- Korean: 내전 폭동
- Norwegian: borgerkrig
- Polish: wojna domowa
- European Portuguese: guerra civil
- Romanian: război civil
- Russian: гражданская война
- Spanish: guerra civil
- Swedish: inbördeskrig
- Thai: สงครามกลางเมือง
- Turkish: iç savaş
- Ukrainian: громадянська війна
- Vietnamese: nội chiến
Definition of civil war from the Collins English Dictionary
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