civil time

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n civil time the official time in a local region (adjusted for location around the Earth); established by law or custom
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first time an enormous amount of clothing was needed all at once was during the Civil War, when the Union needed hundreds of thousands of uniforms for its troops. Out of this need came the ready-made clothing industry.
    • Civil time time as reckoned for the purposes of common life in distinct periods, as years, months, days, hours, etc., the latter, among most modern nations, being divided into two series of twelve each, and reckoned, the first series from midnight to noon, the second, from noon to midnight.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Civil time common time, or mean time, in which the day begins at midnight, and is divided into equal portions of twelve hours each
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Quotations

  • Havelock Ellis
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    “All civilization has from time to time become a thin crust over a volcano of revolution.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. tíma; cf. Ice. tími; and Tide.

Usage

In literature:

Many in our time have come to think that civilization must reach a better way of composing the rivalries of the nations.
"Our Day" by W. A. Spicer
These half-civilized people are only half sane, and some crazy crime would have come natural to this Russian at that time.
"The President" by Alfred Henry Lewis
They keep their language and their tents against the mass of civilization and length of time.
"George Borrow The Man and His Books" by Edward Thomas
Where war prevails, civilization for the time must stand still.
"Continental Monthly, Volume 5, Issue 4" by Various
But the kings of England did not always limit the exercise of this law to times of civil war and disorder.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part D. From Elizabeth to James I." by David Hume
By this time the house of commons in England had settled the civil list upon the queen for her life.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
The time elapsed since the dawn of civilization is less than a three-thousandth part.
"Dinosaurs" by William Diller Matthew
But when, in a short time, the Civil Wars broke out, their peaceful world collapsed like a house of cards.
"A Book of Quaker Saints" by Lucy Violet Hodgkin
In Civil War times, eighteen years before, miners of Chipp's Flat and vicinity had enlisted in the Union Army.
"Forty-one Thieves" by Angelo Hall
Bristol took a great share in the Civil War and was three times besieged.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
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In poetry:

From civil war, whose daily crimes
This island long shall rue,
From all the evil of the times,
In anguish he withdrew.
"Edgar And Ellen" by Matilda Betham
Should banded unions persecute
Opinion, and induce a time
When single thought is civil crime,
And individual freedom mute;
"You Ask Me, Why, Tho' Ill at Ease" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
A man is lacking in civility
If, when time calls, he fail to show his wit.
And when the occasion merits poetry
He would far rather have no part of it.
"Verses - 1" by Mary Stuart
There is a stubborn torch that flames from Marathon to Concord,
its dangerous beauty binding three ages
Into one time; the waves of barbarism and civilization have
eclipsed but have never quenched it.
"Shine, Republic" by Robinson Jeffers
Mister Chairman; - er - ah - when
We right-thinking business men
Are treated with much scant - um - er - civility,
I say the time has come
For us to - er - ah - um -
To defend our rights and - er - respectability.
"The Logic Of Anti-Sosh" by C J Dennis
And by his kindness he spoiled his only child,
His pretty daughter Blanche, which made him wild;
For some time he thought her an angel, she was so very civil,
But she dishonoured herself, and proved herself a devil.
"The Death of Fred Marsden, the American Playwright" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

For the second time during Mayor Nutter's tenure, civil-rights attorney David Rudovsky is suing the city over prison overcrowding.
MEMPHIS, Tenn.—The balcony where Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated in Memphis is now open for visitors for the first time since the National Civil Rights Museum opened in 1991.
(AP) — The balcony where Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated in Memphis is now open for visitors for the first time since the National Civil Rights Museum opened in 1991.
(AP) The balcony where Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated in Memphis is now open for visitors for the first time since the National Civil Rights Museum opened in 1991.
There is still time to plan a party to watch next week's Civil War football game between Oregon and Oregon State.
We came together formally in 1958 after being alive in spirit since before the time of the Civil War.
At the same time, he rebuffed opposition demands to delay a constitutional referendum set for Saturday and to order the writing of a new charter that protects civil rights against the influence of shari'a law.
TAIPEI, Taiwan – While ties between China and Taiwan may be closer than at any time since they split in a civil war, the staid, formal Communist Party congress being held in Beijing highlights how far apart the two sides are politically.
While ties between China and Taiwan may be closer than at any time since they split in a civil war, the staid, formal Communist Party congress being held in Beijing highlights how far apart the two sides are politically.
TAIPEI, Taiwan — While ties between China and Taiwan may be closer than at any time since they split in a civil war, the staid, formal Communist Party congress being held in Beijing highlights how far apart the two sides are politically.
W hile ties between China and Taiwan may be closer than at any time since they split in a civil war, the staid, formal Communist Party congress being held in Beijing highlights how far apart the two sides are politically.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — While ties between China and Taiwan may be closer than at any time since they split in a civil war, the staid, formal Communist Party congress being held in Beijing highlights how far apart the two sides are politically.
To see if detained immigrants are being locked up unlawfully for long periods of time, a civil rights group is seeking to get the Vermilion Parish sheriff to turn over documents on immigrants who've been jailed since 2009.
Civil disagreements between two members of the Seattle Times editorial board is an occasional feature of the Ed Cetera blog.
The Gaylord Herald Times aims to foster online discussion among its readers and staff that is civil and meaningful.
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In science:

On a somewhat longer time scale, it was even found that climatic changes in the Yucat´an correlate with the solar activity (and possibly with the demise of the Maya civilization).
The Spiral Structure of the Milky Way, Cosmic Rays, and Ice Age Epochs on Earth
In this article the author presents some computations regarding the probabilities that typical intelligent observers belong to a large (galactic size) civilization at the present time.
Brane Worlds, the Subanthropic Principle and the Undetectability Conjecture
There is an old dictum, “Every man is a debtor to his profession.” Such a debt is the most obvious in mathematics where every past discovery provides a perpetual free lunch for future generations, until the end of time or civilization − whichever comes first.
And free lunch for all...
Figure 4.1.3: Time schedule of work for civil construction (bottom) and for the instal lation work (top).
TESLA Technical Design Report Part I: Executive Summary
In particular, manipulating with matter — and thus according to the Einstein equations with the metric — an advanced civilization could try to force the spacetime to evolve into a time machine.
No time machines in classical general relativity
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