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Antonyms for civilian

fighter, soldier, gendarme, bobby, officer, military personnel, police officer, man, warrior, serviceman, shamus, copper, flatfoot, policeman, legionnaire, combatant, constable, military man, soldierly, noncombatant, service, man-at-arms, military, expeditionary, martial, legionary, lawman, trooper, dogface, cop.

Quotes of civilian

  1. I think you also understand that one of the key things that's got to be done in Iraq is to build a mentality of understanding that the military needs to be subordinate to civilian control and respectful of its own people. – John Abizaid
  2. For those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, we are grateful that such men and women were among us. For those who continue to serve, we honor their commitment. For those who return to civilian life, we honor their service. – Steve Buyer
  3. Last year, Congress gave the Department of Defense the authority to design a new civilian personnel system for its employees as part of the defense authorization bill. – Norm Dicks
  4. We receive reports now on a daily basis from our own people on the ground in Darfur on widespread atrocities and grave violations of human rights against the civilian population. – Jan Egeland
  5. As in any war, there have been dreadful mistakes and civilian casualties. The difference is when Israelis kill innocents they apologize; when Hezbollah kills innocents they celebrate. – J. D. Hayworth
  6. In any case, decisions on troop levels in the American system of government are not made by any general or set of generals but by the civilian leadership of the war effort. – Bill Kristol
  7. I think on civilian casualties they could do more. It's actually something I've discussed with the editors involved. They're aware of it, and I'm hopeful that there will be more reporting on that. – Daniel Okrent
  8. The conduct of President Bush's war of choice has been plagued with incompetent civilian leadership decisions that have cost many lives and rendered the war on and occupation of Iraq a strategic policy disaster for the United States. – John Olver
  9. When cutting staff at the Pentagon, don't eliminate the thin layer that assures civilian control. – Donald Rumsfeld
  10. I broke down while at Oxford, was rejected by a record number of medical tribunals during the War, and finally got permission to leave Oxford and do civilian work till the War ended. – Leonard Alfred George Strong
  11. Maybe the answer to Selective Service is to start everyone off in the army and draft them for civilian life as needed. – Bill Vaughan
  12. With freedom comes responsibility, and I can think of no responsibility greater than putting on a U. S military uniform and standing in the gap between an enemy threat and civilian life. – Zack Wamp
  13. A total of 1, 580 people, the civilian population, suffered as a result of the bloody wave of terrorist acts that swept over Moscow and other towns and villages of our country. – Boris Yeltsin

Usage examples for civilian

  1. Most of all was honor due to Edward Touzel, who, as a civilian might have turned his back upon the peril without any blame; nay, could even have pleaded Mr. Lys' message as a duty, but who had instead rushed foremost into what he believe was certain death. – A Book of Golden Deeds by Charlotte M. Yonge
  2. Lieutenant Gustafson, an Illinois boy, who had, in civilian life, been a head waiter at summer hotels, managed the mess. – Average Americans by Theodore Roosevelt
  3. The civilian chap drew himself up with much dignity, and says he: " I find it in all the morning journals." – The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 3 by Robert H. Newell
  4. No identification on the bodies aboard, they're in civilian clothes. – Prologue to an Analogue by Leigh Richmond
  5. In those days used to come out to see us Gregory, in his long- skirted black coat and full civilian dress; of whom I have told a separate history elsewhere. – The Cavalier by George Washington Cable
  6. We do not propose to make the Austrian and German and Hungarian women agricultural slaves as the Germans made the Russian women caught by the war within the borders of Germany, nor have we the right, I believe, to force civilian prisoners to work. – Face to Face with Kaiserism by James W. Gerard
  7. In spite of their borrowed titles, I had smelt out the civilian in Reeder and had detected the non- commissioned man in Heinze, and just as surely I recognized the general officer in Laguerre. – Captain Macklin by Richard Harding Davis
  8. A number of officers and soldiers were on the platform there, many of whom stared pretty hard at me; surprised probably to see a man of military age in civilian clothes. –  by
  9. No. Is he a soldier or a civilian – Best Russian Short Stories by Various
  10. Several other times, he met men in civilian clothing walking along the narrow walks, and he merely nodded at them. – What The Left Hand Was Doing by Gordon Randall Garrett
  11. I can provide you with civilian dress. – A Hero of Liége by Herbert Strang
  12. But we have already seen that for every soldier killed the war took five civilian lives. – The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy by Theodore Lothrop Stoddard
  13. He looked back at the civilian – Fifty Per Cent Prophet by Gordon Randall Garrett
  14. Civilian What has that to do with it?" – The War After the War by Isaac Frederick Marcosson
  15. And in the army, the civilian world was as far away as if it were conducted in the cold chasms of the moon. – Ride Proud, Rebel! by Andre Alice Norton
  16. It is unfair that a civilian should be left with the hopeless choice of leaving a child in a house where it may at any moment be killed by a shell or taking it away with a considerable probability that it will be a homeless orphan. – A Surgeon in Belgium by Henry Sessions Souttar
  17. Since the surrender of Japan, civilian food consumption has risen still further. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  18. Not a civilian not a soldier, not even a military policeman was to be seen. – An Onlooker in France 1917-1919 by William Orpen
  19. Here there were half a dozen men in civilian clothes. – The Secret of the Ninth Planet by Donald Allen Wollheim
  20. And if you look careful, you'll see that there's one civilian in every panel that's thumbin' his nose at a cop. – A Matter of Importance by William Fitzgerald Jenkins

Rhymes for civilian