civility civility  /sə ˈvɪ lə ti/


  1. (n) formal or perfunctory politeness
  2. (n) the act of showing regard for others


  1. Michaud exploring run for governor

    ELLSWORTH — Citing the need to “restore civility in Augusta,” U.S. Rep. Michael H. Michaud (D-Maine) announced Thursday that he is exploring a run for governor.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Fenceviewer

  2. Michaud forming committee, eyes governor's race

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud is beginning to raise money and is forming an exploratory committee for a possible challenge of blunt-spoken Gov. Paul LePage, saying Thursday that Maine needs someone who can restore "civility" in the Maine State House.        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  3. Lund letter: The left fosters lack of civility

    I find it interesting that calls for civility are usually directed against conservative views.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Laramie Boomerang


  1. "I am a strong believer in civility and in a bipartisan foreign policy but that cause is not served with dishonest, divisive attacks of the sort we have seen from George Bush and John McCain over the last couple of days," said Mr Obama yesterday.
    on May 18, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source:

  2. "We are dedicated ...... to teaching the gospel of peace, to the promotion of civility and mutual respect among people everywhere, to bearing witness to the living reality of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the practice of his teachings in our daily...
    on Jan 27, 2008 By: Gordon B Hinckley Source: Guardian Unlimited

  3. "He practiced the old school values like civility, which help make the legislative process work," said Leahy. "And he knew how to defuse a difficult situation with humor."
    on Nov 30, 2007 By: Patrick Leahy Source:

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