Word usage examples
Through the platform binoculars Joe watched a heavy man in uniform and a gaunt man in civvies pacing in the headlights of a sedan outside the South-10,000 shelter.
What were the soldiers going to do, I wondered-just let the civvies have me?
The men, dressed in civvies, walked the dogs up and down the street in town, creating plenty of interest but no untoward incidents.
Inside the place, men and women in uniforms, civvies, suits, party outfits, and work clothes milled and clamored, holding sixpacks in their teeth, balancing children and monster-size snack bags, reading magazines and tabloids, all, it seemed, looking to get checks cashed.
The civvies were straight down into the foot wells of their vehicles and quite rightly so.
The media types seem to feel more comfortable talking to people in civvies, so we oblige.
Rita sat alone and composed in the back seat while a man in civvies sat twisted around to face her from the front.
And Mirrors wear armor less and less, and off-duty civvies are handmade.
That was my theory anyway, and I set off one afternoon for the main street, wearing civvies and in my own mind very much our man in Gibraltar.
We all trundled down to the boats, only to discover that the edge of the lake further down was lined with civvies with fishing rods.