Examples of civilian in a Sentence
The bomb injured 12 civilians.
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Some 20,000 civilians had begun returning to their homes on Friday evening, according to the pro-opposition watchdog the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The civil war reached new levels last year — the United Nations said at least 10,000 civilians were killed and more than half the country had a serious food shortage.
At the same time, advocates and police officials have raised concern that civilians who report crimes and suspicious behavior to police harbor bias.
Photos began circulating quickly after the arrest on social media, showing the teenager being held from behind by a civilian.
In other incidents four Malian soldiers were killed when their vehicle hit a mine and several civilians were killed in an attack on a French army convoy in northern Mali.
The code, approved by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1942, confirmed existing customs and rules governing the display and use of the flag of the United States by civilians.
In the years since Martin’s death, several Black Americans have been killed in racially-motivated incidents, both with the police and with other civilians, and his parents Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, have continued to fight for justice.
As the population grew more restless, court seneschal Raymond of Campagno issued a decree that forbade civilians from openly carrying weapons in public.
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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
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