Examples of civilian in a Sentence
The bomb injured 12 civilians.
Recent Examples of civilian from the Web
But residents described chaos as fleeing civilians were trapped by artillery and by Turkish airstrikes.
The weekslong violence has left more than 1,300 civilians dead and 5,000 wounded.
On March 16, 1968, Hugh Thompson, an Army helicopter pilot, landed his aircraft between advancing American forces and cowering Vietnamese civilians who had just seen more than 500 of their fellow villagers brutally slaughtered.
Its members were used to protect Mexican civilians from bandits until budget cuts eventually saw the Battalion disbanded about a year later.
Regardless of one's view of the ongoing Mideast conflict, most people would agree that threatening to slaughter innocent civilians probably isn't the most productive way to forge a lasting peace.
Over the years, there have been various peace talks and United Nations resolutions calling for cease-fires to allow aid to reach areas where civilians were trapped.
Brian Rafn, director of research and lead portfolio manager at Morgan-Dempsey Capital Management in Menomonee Falls, estimates that there are 455 million guns in the hands of U.S. civilians.
The campaign has left at least 500 civilians dead and thousands injured.
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First Known Use of civilian
CIVILIAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of civilian for English Language Learners
: a person who is not a member of the military or of a police or firefighting force
CIVILIAN Defined for Kids
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