The civilians were off the planet while his armies remained.
We haven't seen any civilians in two days, though we've had some fierce battles with some sort of insurgency.
"Damn civilians," the general muttered.
He selects for himself a staff of civilians (the cab-met du ministre), which is divided into bureaux for the despatch of business.
This was much; for Moreau, though indolent and incapable in political affairs, was still immensely popular in the army (always more republican than the civilians) and might conceivably head a republican movement against the autocrat.
How would you define civilians? Add your definition here.