civil year


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n civil year the year (reckoned from January 1 to December 31) according to Gregorian calendar
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1831, Captain William Driver, a shipmaster from Salem, Massachusetts, left on one of his many world voyages. Friends presented him with a flag of 24 stars. As the banner opened to the ocean breeze, he exclaimed, "Old Glory." He kept his flag for many years, protecting it during the Civil War, until it was flown over the Tennessee capital. His "Old Glory" became a nickname for all American flags.
    • Civil year See under Year.
    • Civil year the year adopted by any nation for the computation of time.
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  • John Spong
    John Spong
    “The priesthood in many ways is the ultimate closet in Western civilization, where gay people particularly have hidden for the past two thousand years.”
  • Hubert H. Humphrey
    “There are those who say to you -- we are rushing this issue of civil rights. I say we are 172 years late.”
  • Gerald Early
    Gerald Early
    “I think there are only three things America will be known for 2, 000 years from now when they study this civilization: the Constitution, jazz music and baseball.”
  • Mao Zedong
    “Classes struggle, some classes triumph, others are eliminated. Such is history; such is the history of civilization for thousands of years.”


In literature:

Nevertheless, when two civilizations are in contact for more than a thousand years, numerous exchanges are bound to occur.
"The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism" by Franz Cumont
Civilization and commerce have broken the charm which beautified Indian scenery in years forever gone by.
"Old Mackinaw" by W. P. Strickland
That disease had fastened itself upon the South many years before the Civil War.
"The Blot on the Kaiser's 'Scutcheon" by Newell Dwight Hillis
He was in the Civil Branch for a few years, then was assigned to instructional duty.
"The Best Made Plans" by Everett B. Cole
It is now two years since I left Singapore, 'the boundary of civilization.
"The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido" by Henry Keppel
Not until a few years before the Civil War did the Northern current exert a decisive influence upon Indiana.
"The Frontier in American History" by Frederick Jackson Turner
The civil list, instead of being reduced, is every year enlarged.
"Edmond Dantès" by Edmund Flagg
The Presbyterian Board of Missions for Freedmen was organized as a committee in 1865, the last year of the Civil War.
"The Choctaw Freedmen" by Robert Elliott Flickinger
The Italian Renaissance is the dawn of civilization: the human soul emerging into wakefulness after its sleep of a thousand years.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13" by Elbert Hubbard
Thirty years ago such a thing was as uncommon in the army as fifty years ago it was unheard of in civil life.
"Tonio, Son of the Sierras" by Charles King
For years Kansas was the scene of what can only be described as spasmodic civil war.
"A History of the United States" by Cecil Chesterton
The white civilization of this continent was three hundred years in reaching it.
"The Story of the Outlaw" by Emerson Hough
Nearly four hundred years have passed away since the tobacco plant and its use was introduced to the civilized world.
"Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce" by E. R. Billings
Educational efforts began in this section about six years after the Civil War.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 7, 1922" by Various
The income this year was L36,417, and the civil expenditure L36,213.
"The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation" by Charles Roger
What are we to think of that public joy, and public sycophancy, after so many years of hard fighting for civil and religious liberty?
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
But changelings frequently conform to the more civilized usage of measuring their age by years.
"The Science of Fairy Tales" by Edwin Sidney Hartland
Within ten years he laid the foundation of a new civilization, of the reorganization of society on the new basis.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 03" by Various
Were you persuasive enough to convince two star-spanning civilizations to cease ten years of hostility just with words?
"Fearful Symmetry" by Ann Wilson
In six months more the Civil War began, and America was closed to any such enterprise for nearly five years.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster

In poetry:

A civil war cast on his fame,
The four years' odium of strife
Unbodies his dust; love cannot warm
His tall corpuscles to this life.
"Elegy" by Allen Tate

In news:

The years after the American Civil War saw many changes sweep the country as railroads and steamships connected Americans and brought new opportunities to many.
Civil Rights icons receive degrees after 50 year delay .
It's been nearly two years since Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupink shed light on "civil discourse ".
Military doctrine derives not from the two world wars, or our own Civil War, but from 200 years of battle with our Canadian neighbors to the north.
As the Civil War was raging 150 years ago, the debate over how to end slavery was beginning in earnest in Missouri and the nation.
The civil trial between Lanny Swerdlow, a medical marijuana advocate, and Paul Chabot, the founder and president of the Coalition for a Drug Free California, has been postponed until next year.
Maynard served four years in the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War.
Students from Minturn Middle School re- enact a Civil War battle in Minturn last year.
A Kentucky man who spent about nine years in prison before being cleared in a deadly shooting and robbery, has settled a civil rights lawsuit with the city of Louisville for $8.5 million.
Letters and diaries saved for 150 years from those who lived through the Civil War offer a new glimpse at the arguments that split the nation then and some of the festering debates that survive today.
The Civil War, which began 150 years ago Tuesday, has long been a potent theme in film – highlighted by the release of a new Civil War film by Robert Redford Friday.
In 1880, 15 years after the Civil War ended, freedman and farmer George Gilmore's personal property included one horse, two cows, four swine and various poultry.
American adults from young to old disagree increasingly today on social values ranging from religion to relationships, creating the largest generation gap since divisions 40 years ago over Vietnam, civil rights and women's liberation.
The ghostly Civil War-era compound, known as the Naval Annex Historic Campus, has sat unused for years.
A 25-year civil war in Sri Lanka may be over.

In science:

Typical civilizations of typical galaxies would be hundreds of thousands, or millions, of years more evolved than ours and, consequently, typical intelligent observers would be orders of magnitude more intelligent than us.
Brane Worlds, the Subanthropic Principle and the Undetectability Conjecture
In our planet it seems that only the groups of human beings from, approximately, the last 20.000 years qualify as primitive civilizations, corresponding to what anthropologists call the Modern Man, not so the groups of the various versions of the Early Man, who would only qualify as very primitive civilizations.
Brane Worlds, the Subanthropic Principle and the Undetectability Conjecture
With this insight it is now much easier to accept the possibility that the Solar System could have been encountered or colonized many thousands, or even millions, years ago by, at least, one non-aggressive advanced civilization, who treated and still treat our planet as some protected natural reserve.
Brane Worlds, the Subanthropic Principle and the Undetectability Conjecture
Typical civilizations of typical galaxies would be hundreds of thousands, or millions, of years more evolved than ours and, consequently, typical intelligent observers would be orders of magnitude more intelligent than us.
Brane Worlds, the Subanthropic Principle and the Undetectability Conjecture
In spite of this, in their reasoning they lack the ability to interchange ‘we’ by ‘they’, and the future by the past, in reference to possible civilizations millions of years older than ours.
Brane Worlds, the Subanthropic Principle and the Undetectability Conjecture
The next two columns list the civil date of the observation (day month year) and the Julian date (JD - 2 448 000.5).
The Henize sample of S stars. I. The technetium dichotomy
It has been over 40 years since Cocconi and Morrison (1959) argued that Earthlings should be able to pick up radio signals with (then) current technology if the signals were beamed to us by a distant alien civilization.
Astrophysics in 2006
However we should require it to be completely canonical—both the integrand and the integrated amplitudes of SYM theory are mathematically well-defined ob jects which look identical to us today as they will to an alien civilization a billion years in the future, and the same should be true of any good stepping stone.
Mellin Amplitudes for Dual Conformal Integrals
Gore was a civil engineer by profession and served in India for 11 years before retiring to pursue his astronomical interests.
John Ellard Gore: of immensity and minuteness