- They only knew that they were undefended, and presently they found that the civilian trains were being suspended, and that there would be no way of escape. - "The Soul of the War", Philip Gibbs.
- " If crushing," said the learned civilian, " is to be brought into operation, no doubt I shall be crushed. - "The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)", John West.
- He said- " We are a civilian people; we pride ourselves on having civilian methods." - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.