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western civilization

noun

the modern culture of Europe and North America; also, the study of this culture

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  • The luxuries of the Chinese are, in their way, a survival of long ages of a cookery which to western civilization is grotesque.

  • It also is a question which affects most seriously the interests of western civilization.

    Folkways William Graham Sumner
  • Our western civilization prides itself upon its practicality; but externality would better define it.

    The Arena Various
  • One of the glories of western civilization is its hospitals.

    Preaching and Paganism Albert Parker Fitch
  • It is the last great fertile and temperate land on which western civilization may take a fresh start.

    The Land of Tomorrow William B Stephenson, Jr.
  • Therefore whatever militates against the unity of western civilization destroys the possibility of social reform.

  • Those alone who have been affected by western civilization have become enslaved.

    Indian Home Rule M. K. Gandhi
  • Russia required no western civilization imported within her peaceful borders.

    Boris the Bear-Hunter Fred Whishaw
  • He had a notable career, though still a young man, before he found his way to the vanguard of western civilization.

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