Examples of civil war in a Sentence
a region that has had many civil wars
The country is on the brink of civil war.
Recent Examples of civil war from the Web
South Sudan’s civil war erupted in late 2013 and has killed tens of thousands of people and sent more than 2 million fleeing the country, creating the largest displacement of civilians in Africa since the Rwanda genocide in 1994.
In a Brooklyn consumed by civil war (it's been invaded by a militia from Texas), a woman and a war veteran join forces to survive.
Though, the preparations for their trip to the Santiago Bernabéu would’ve been marred by the civil war inside the club.
But as civil war broke out, a group from the Karen minority — Baptists by religion, thanks to the work of American missionaries — entered the fray.
South Sudan became independent from Sudan in 2011, but by 2013 a new civil war broke out as President Salva Kiir, a member of the Dinka tribe, fired Vice President Riek Machar, of the Neur tribe, after accusing him of trying to overthrow him.
After the fire of 64 AD and the death of Emperor Nero four years later, civil war came to Rome.
So the present civil war did not translate into much in 2016.
Since the sides split amid civil war in 1949, China has refused to renounce using force to gain control over Taiwan if it were deemed necessary.
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Definition of civil war for English Language Learners
: a war between groups of people in the same country
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