civilized society

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At their hospitable boards I occasionally met with partners, and clerks, and hardy fur traders from the interior posts; men who had passed years remote from civilized society, among distant and savage tribes, and who had wonders to recount of their wide and wild peregrinations, their hunting exploits, and their perilous adventures and hair-breadth escapes among the Indians.
In the savage state every family owns a shelter as good as the best, and sufficient for its coarser and simpler wants; but I think that I speak within bounds when I say that, though the birds of the air have their nests, and the foxes their holes, and the savages their wigwams, in modern civilized society not more than one half the families own a shelter.
Thick skin is, indeed, our moral clothes, and without it we are not fit to be seen about in civilized society.
These gradations in attainments are inseparable from civilized society, and if the skill of the ingenious and laborious is indispensable to a solid foundation, without the tastes and habits of the refined and cultivated, it never can be graceful or pleasing.
I mean that he should try to usurp the functions of the Creator I could never have believed, but my knowledge of him, coupled with what you have said, and the extreme lengths to which he has gone to maintain absolute secrecy for his present experiments can only lead to one inference; and that, that his present work, if successful, would have results that would not be countenanced by civilized society or government.
This too, of course, is the natural manner of the common man, a manner perfectly effective either in animated conversation or in the chant of a minstrel, where expression and gesture can do so much of the work which the restraints of civilized society have transferred to words.
We no longer approximate in our behavior to the mere impulsiveness of the lower animals, but conduct ourselves in every respect like members of a highly civilized society.
Family and friends of Ikram Elahi bravely called for calm, saying: "We are living in a civilized society and young people should appreciate that".
ISLAMABAD -- Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rashid said that the present democratic Govt is fully determined to turn Pakistan into a more democratic and a civilized society.
A large number of students from different educational institutes attended the workshop and got knowledge on important issues of daily routine, which are essential elements of a civilized society.
Customs, traditions, moral values and rules of etiquette, not laws and government regulations, are what make for a civilized society.
The Kurdistan Workers Party, better known as the PKK, resorted to violence and extortion, which no civilized society could abide.