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si vuh li zay shuhn

  • n  a society in an advanced state of social development (e.g., with complex legal and political and religious organizations)
    the people slowly progressed from barbarism to civilization
  • n  the social process whereby societies achieve an advanced stage of development and organization
  • n  a particular society at a particular time and place
    early Mayan civilization
  • n  the quality of excellence in thought and manners and taste
    he is remembered for his generosity and civilization
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  • Al Gore in USA Today
    It is the first time in the history of civilization in which the carriers of a genuine plague have not been isolated from the general population, and in which this deadly disease for which there is no cure is being treated as a civil rights issue... Mike Huckabee Los Angeles Times,0,5514341.story%3Fcoll%3Dla-home-center&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGNL0X25s5z4D9CSkZW3T4oajAKeA Dec 11, 2007 18062 25423 civilization It is time to make peace with the planet," Gore said in his acceptance speech in which he quoted Winston Churchill, Mahatma Gandhi and the Bible. "We must quickly mobilize our civilization with the urgency and resolve that has previously...
  • Osama bin Laden in International Herald Tribune
    To Western nations ...... this speech is to understand the core reason of the war between our civilization and your civilizations. I mean the Palestinian cause,bin Laden said at the conclusion of his message.

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