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invite the talented and call the valorous (idiom); to recruit talent
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  *贤* | 贤* | *贤
worthy or virtuous person / honorific used for a person of the same or a younger generation
Fengxian suburban district of Shanghai
Fengxian suburban district of Shanghai
Jinxian county in Nanchang 南昌, Jiangxi
Jixian county in Shuangyashan 雙鴨山|双鸭山, Heilongjiang
a genius / a talented person
a sage / wise and holy man / virtuous ruler / Buddhist lama / wine
variant of 賢慧|贤慧
HSK 6
virtuous person / a man of merit
Joey Wong (1967-), Taiwanese actress
(old) perfect wife / you, my beloved wife
Jinxian county in Nanchang 南昌, Jiangxi
great person of the past / venerable forebear / the great and the good
(of a woman) virtuous
Samantabhadra, the Buddhist Lord of Truth
worthy predecessor / distinguished person of the past / former sage
Jixian county in Shuangyashan 雙鴨山|双鸭山, Heilongjiang
(of a man) able and virtuous
prominent and worthy personage
sage kings
see a worthy, think to imitate (idiom, from Analects); emulate the virtuous / Follow the example of a virtuous and wise teacher.
wise and capable / sagacious
a good wife and loving mother
Samantabhadra, the Buddhist Lord of Truth
Danny Lee Sau-Yin (1953-), Hong Kong actor and director
to appoint people according to their merits (idiom); appointment on the basis of ability and integrity
sage
(said of sb else's wife) a good wife
holy book
sagacious prime minister (in feudal China)
Wei Zhongxian (1568-1627), infamous eunuch politician of late Ming
(of a wife) wise and kind / perfect in her traditional roles
respect for the wise
worthy little brother
to appoint the virtuous and use the able (idiom); appointment on the basis of ability and integrity
to respect the wise and venerate the worthy (idiom); to honor the great and the good
to respect talent and make use of ability (Mencius)
to cede to the virtuous and yield to the talented (idiom)
diligent
Treatise 134 BC by Han dynasty philosopher Dong Zhongshu 董仲舒
lit. holy scripture and biography of sage (idiom); refers to Confucian canonical texts
to revere people of virtue and honor scholarship (idiom)
to recognize talent and have great respect for it
to honor the wise and love the people / respecting noble talent while protecting the common people
jealous of the able, envious of the clever (idiom)
Confuciusornis sanctus (Jurassic fossil bird)
to step aside and give a more worthy person a chance (idiom)
a virtuous and benevolent woman (idiom)
to envy the virtuous and talented (idiom)


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