CIV

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Related to civilization: Indus Valley Civilization, Ancient civilization
AcronymDefinition
CIVCivilian
CIVCivil
CIVCivilization
CIVCote d'Ivoire (ISO Country code)
CIVComité Interministériel des Villes (French: Interministerial Committee for Cities)
CIVCentre International de Valbonne
CIVColegio de Ingenieros de Venezuela
CIVContinuous Intravenous Infusion
CIVCommander's Independent Viewer
CIVCritical Ionization Velocity
CIVSchedule IV Controlled Substance (USA)
CIVCouncil for International Visitors
CIVCity Imperial Volunteers
CIVCorona Inception Voltage
CIVCollective Investment Vehicle (taxation)
CIVContainment Isolation Valve
CIVChambre Immobilière du Valais (French: Valais Real Estate Board; Valais, Switzerland)
CIVCentre d'Information des Viandes (French: Meat Information Center)
CIVComposants Industriels Varay (French industrial parts company)
CIVChemical Injection Valve (subsea oil & gas)
CIVChaudronnerie Industrielle Vannetaise (French industrial boiler company)
CIVConstrucción, Infraestructura y Vivienda (Guatemala)
CIVCombined Intermediate Valve
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They who have been traveling long on the steppes of Tartary say, "On re-entering cultivated lands, the agitation, perplexity, and turmoil of civilization oppressed and suffocated us; the air seemed to fail us, and we felt every moment as if about to die of asphyxia.
It would do to tell Akut of his real plans when they had come within sight of civilization.
On the 6th of May the travellers passed the last border habitation, and bade a long farewell to the ease and security of civilization.
In a primitive state of society, the enjoyments of life, though few and simple, are spread over a great extent, and are unalloyed; but Civilization, for every advantage she imparts, holds a hundred evils in reserve;--the heart-burnings, the jealousies, the social rivalries, the family dissentions, and the thousand self-inflicted discomforts of refined life, which make up in units the swelling aggregate of human misery, are unknown among these unsophisticated people.
Many of these coureurs des bois became so accustomed to the Indian mode of living, and the perfect freedom of the wilderness, that they lost relish for civilization, and identified themselves with the savages among whom they dwelt, or could only be distinguished from them by superior licentiousness.
Who could foretell that she and George would meet in the rout of a civilization, amidst an army of coats and collars and boots that lay wounded over the sunlit earth?
But I ought to remind you that it will be wrong-doing in the eyes of civilization--Western civilization, that is to say.
Livingstone, in multiplying his fearless explorations from the Cape of Good Hope to the basin of the Zambesi; Captains Burton and Speke, in the discovery of the great interior lakes, have opened three highways to modern civilization.
It would be a hard matter to land you in civilization without a lot o' questions being asked, an' none o' us here has any very convincin' answers up our sleeves.
Our author tells us in this book, as he has told us in others, more especially in The World Set Free, and as he has been telling us this year in his War and the Future, that if mankind goes on with war, the smash-up of civilization is inevitable.
If the aim was the progress of civilization, it is easy to see that there are other ways of diffusing civilization more expedient than by the destruction of wealth and of human lives.
His civilization was at best but an outward veneer which he gladly peeled off with his uncomfortable European clothes whenever any reasonable pretext presented itself.