Definition of 'civilly'
Example sentences containing 'civilly'
I thought of the pretty face in the pictures and had to wait a moment before I was sure I could speak civilly to him again.NO BODY (2002)
Somehow he managed to compose himself sufficiently to doff his hat to her and to say most civilly, `My lady, how nice to see you.NOBLE BEGINNNINGS (2002) BETTER THAN THIS (2002)
But she composed herself enough to say civilly, `I just told you, didn't I?SORT OF RICH (2002)
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