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Definition of "civilising" []

  • Present participle of civilise. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "civilising" in a sentence
  • "Or Quezacotl the Feathered Serpent (hey, more seraphim?) who is identified as a civilising force of light and good against the forces of darkness and chaos."
  • "Obviously, to John Vorster it would have been preferable that this great honour should have gone to one of the apartheid architects presumably for their so-called civilising efforts of the backward natives."
  • "He much enjoyed listening to the accounts given by travellers of the scenes, animals and plants and native life they had seen, and deplored the so-called civilising of the natives, which, in his opinion, generally meant their exploitation by Europeans, leading to their deterioration and extermination."