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[mass noun] Society considered as a community of citizens linked by common interests and collective activity:‘the corrosive impact of fear on politics and civil society’‘they make important contributions to civil society’[count noun] ‘a flourishing civil society indifferent to race, gender, or economic category’
- ‘What those who are afraid of civil society breaking down don't realize is that civil society has already broken down!’
- ‘One step forward for civil society may now mean two steps back.’
- ‘There are some encouraging signs that a civil society is emerging especially in the area of environmental protection.’
- ‘Building a civil society here is going to take a while.’
- ‘Europe, viciously divided against itself for centuries, has knit together into a democratic and civil society.’
- ‘I do believe that the government is - at least verbally - committed in getting this civil society in place.’
- ‘They want responsible, public-minded citizens but refuse to give civil society a chance.’
- ‘Winston Churchill once said that reservists were "twice the citizen" because of their dual commitments to civil society and the military.’
- ‘I'm asking record companies to realize that they have a responsibility to a civil society.’
- ‘Defining art's place in civil society is a no less thorny issue today.’
- ‘Hamlet's lucky rescue by pirates opens up moral and legal perspectives beyond sovereignty and civil society.’
- ‘Civil society springs up in tyranny's wake.’
- ‘Weak civil society leads to high crime, low productivity and all kinds of social pathology.’
- ‘Peru's civil society had been reborn.’
- ‘There are very legitimate reasons to believe it might almost be impossible to get a civil society in place very fast.’
- ‘State control is total, leaving no room for civil society to grow.’
- ‘The fact is that the only institution in the world today that is more powerful than the American government, is American civil society.’
- ‘Any civil society has be culturally adaptable.’
- ‘Those men are beginning the process of reintegration into civil society.’
- ‘Can they adopt some of the practices and institutions of civil society?’
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