679 examples of civilise in sentences

I may best describe the object for which I plead, as an attempt to civilise and Christianise the women of the lower classes in the poorer districts of London and other great towns, by means of women of their own classwomen, who have gone through the same struggles as they have, and who will be trusted by them to understand and to sympathize with their needs and difficulties.

God created us to civilise the world.

And had you never a craving for the help of some higher, mightier spirit, to guide and strengthen yours; to regulate and civilise its savage and spasmodic self-will; to teach you your rightful place in the great order of the universe around; to fill you with a continuous purpose and with a continuous will to do it?

Proud with applause, he thought his mind In every courtly art refined; 20 Like Orpheus burnt with public zeal, To civilise the monkey weal: So watched occasion, broke his chain, And sought his native woods again.

So long as the planter despairs,so long as he assumes that the cane can be cultivated and sugar manufactured at profit only on the system adopted during slavery,so long as he looks to external aids (among which I class immigration) as his sole hope of salvation from ruinwith what feelings must he contemplate all earnest efforts to civilise the mass of the population?

I returned with a belief stronger than ever, that exclusive sugar cultivation had put a premium on unskilled slave- labour, to the disadvantage of skilled white-labour; and to the disadvantage, also, of any attempt to educate and raise the Negro, whom it was not worth while to civilise, as long as he was needed merely as an instrument exerting brute strength.

The practice of sending presents on New Year's Day is to be found among civilised nations in the East as well as in our own country.

To the Imperial maniac it was of consequence that his predecessor in the government of civilised mankind was slain before him, and for us the information counts for something, too; just as one meets travellers who satisfy an artistic craving by enumerating the columns of a ruined shrine, and seeing that they agree with the guidebook.

Instead of leaping gallantly into death while the trumpets are still blowing, nearly every civilised man deliberately plots out his existence so as to die, like Tolstoy's Ivan Ilyitch, amid the pitiful squalor of domestic indifference or solicitude.

Much of the arable land has gone back to grass, so that it is quite a fair scenting country; and the foxes are stronger and more straight-necked than in more civilised parts.

This was the project of Alexander; he set out in a great undertaking to civilise mankind; he delivered the vast continent of Asia from the stupidity and degradation of the Persian monarchy: and, though he was cut off in the midst of his career, we may easily perceive the vast effects of his project.

But in Prussia all that is best in the civilised machinery is put at the service of all that is worst in the barbaric mind.

But if they have promised to shoot the cross off a church spire, or empty the inkpot into somebody's beer, or bring home somebody's ears in their pocket for the pleasure of their families, I think in these cases they would feel a sort of a shadow of what civilised men feel in the fulfilment of a promise, as distinct from the making of it.

There has always been something common to civilised men, whether they called it being merely a citizen; or being merely a sinner.

I am that German who has civilised Belgium; and delicately trimmed the frontiers of Denmark.

in his endeavour to civilise Spain laid a heavy hand on the Church, limiting its privileges and curtailing its revenues, being careful of earthly things and forgetful of the heavenly.

If in the life of the kings they seek for examples in the past, they remember the Austrian Caesars, but it is complete oblivion of those first Bourbons who morally killed the Inquisition, expelled the Jesuits, and fostered the material progress of the country; they renounce the memory of those foreign ministers who came to civilise Spain.

Il civilise, ô gloire!

Though mainly given over to the sportsman and the tourist, efforts have from time to time been made to civilise these wilds.

Her presence has such more than human grace, That it can civilise the rudest place; And beauty too, and order, can impart, Where nature ne'er intended it, nor art.

Brave Holland leads, and with him Falkland goes: Who hears this told, and does not straight suppose We send the Graces and the Muses forth To civilise and to instruct the north?

Musæus first, then Orpheus, civilise Mankind, and gave the world their deities; To many gods they taught devotion, Which were the distinct faculties of one; Th' Eternal Cause, in their immortal lines Was taught, and poets were the first divines:

But their visits to the city do not civilise them; the outing only broadens the horizon of their views in regard to foreigners, and makes them more ambitious to secure one, and see what he is like, and cut off his ears, and get his money.

Take my advice, EugénieI know you want to play Providence to that young fellowyou think you'll civilise him, and that kind of thing; but I warn youhe hasn't got breeding enough to stand it.'

It was disproved again by many of the sceptics of the Renaissance only a few years before its second and supremely striking embodiment, the religion of Puritanism, was about to triumph over many kings, and civilise many continents.

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