CIVIC


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CIVICCampaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict
CIVICCouncil for International Visitors to Iowa Cities (est. 1984; Iowa City, IA)
CIVICConsortium to Investigate Vascular Impairment of Cognition (dementia and Alzheimer's disease research)
CIVICCaring, Integrity, Volunteerism, Inclusiveness, Community (United Way)
CIVICCyclone Integrated Video Interface Controller (Apple)
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To go on to another item--one of the necessary accompaniments of capitalism in a democracy is political corruption; and one of the consequences of civic administration by ignorant and vicious politicians, is that preventable diseases kill off half our population.
local branch--besides the usual civic duties which fall to one as a householder.
Municipal town and rural parish gradually made fresh threads of connection--gradually, as the old stocking gave way to the savings-bank, and the worship of the solar guinea became extinct; while squires and baronets, and even lords who had once lived blamelessly afar from the civic mind, gathered the faultiness of closer acquaintanceship.
I got my appointment of Consul to Venice, and I went home to wait for my passport and to spend the last days, so full of civic trouble, before I should set out for my post.
The presence of Tilly and his horsemen, indeed, exercised a salutary check on these civic warriors; but by degrees they waxed more and more angry by their own shouts, and as they were not able to understand how any one could have courage without showing it by cries, they attributed the silence of the dragoons to pusillanimity, and advanced one step towards the prison, with all the turbulent mob following in their wake.
Also, he was possessed of no more personal or civic conscience than Napoleon.
He was paying for success, too, in the demands made on his time by boards of civic enterprise and committees of public welfare.
Monsieur de la Billardiere's end has fitly crowned a noble life, consecrated in dark and troublesome times to perilous missions, and of late years to arduous civic duties.
Another thing: Carter Watson had a keen social and civic consciousness.
We know nothing of the civic virtue that led the great men of ancient times to serve their country in the lowest rank whenever they did not command.
He possessed all the civic virtues in their very meanest form, and the finishing touch was given by a low sort of consciousness he manifested of possessing them.
Speech and the wind-swift speed of counsel and civic wit,