I went to the Wordnick page, wrote "civilization" in the search bar, to check out the site.
Wordnick describes itself as "a new way to discover meaning. This page will give you a quick overview of what you can do, learn, and share with Wordnik...We try to show as many real examples as possible for each word. These examples are ranked by how useful we think they are in helping you understand the meaning of a particular word, especially words that may not have traditional dictionary definitions."
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