from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A city.
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Physician in this town, who received me with great civity, and made me known to LORD MOUNTGARRET, and Mr. BUTLER, his son, with whom I had the honour to spend some very agreeable hours: his Lordship has an excellent house here, and keeps a table, truly characteristic of the hospitality of his own country.
A Year's Journey through France and Part of Spain, Volume II (of 2) Philip Thicknesse 1755
He was, we are told, in an arcade, on a hot morning, cutting a dash, the cynosure of the civity, when, as if struck by a bolt of lightning, he crumpled to the paving.
Hooting Yard 2009
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