- v teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment
- v raise from a barbaric to a civilized state
- a having a high state of culture and development both social and technological
- s marked by refinement in taste and manners
- Scott Stanzel in Melbourne Herald Sun
We will be fighting violent jihadists for peace and security of the civilised world for years to come,Mr Stanzel said.
- President Bush in News24
This is a brazen demonstration to the whole world of (the Tigers') unchanged commitment to terrorism and the absolute rejection of democracy and all norms of civilised behaviour, in the pursuit of its unacceptable goal of separation, which... Mahinda Rajapakse http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahinda_Rajapaksa&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGCxFY-mJhkbwSunXkKs-N_swqlyA Reuters South Africa http://www.google.com/url?q=http://africa.reuters.com/world/news/usnCOL76938.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHFgyJIiSH04Tj8PyisGMh6YG7kew Jan 15, 2008
18057 25421 civilised We believe that religious liberty is fundamental to civilised society so we condemn anti-Semitism in all forms whether by those who openly question Israel's right to exist, or by others who quietly excuse them," Bush said.