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  *之* | 之* | *之
(possessive particle, literary equivalent of ) / him / her / it
between / among / inter-
afterwards / following / later / after
one of (sth) / one out of a multitude / one (third, quarter, percent etc)
outside / excluding
before / prior to / ago / previously / beforehand
inside / among / in the midst of (doing sth) / during
(indicating a fraction)
and so on / and such
in a word / in short / in brief
the reason why
thereupon / subsequently / accordingly
to call it... / known as...
during / at the time of
on the other hand... / conversely...
apart from this / in addition to this
Ritz (cracker brand)
moreover / in addition to that
the Silk Road
to pursue unremittingly (idiom); to persevere
fears of trouble in the rear (idiom); family worries (obstructing freedom of action) / worries about the future consequences / often in negative expressions, meaning "no worries about anything"
Eurostar (train line)
before that / beforehand / previously
in short / in a word / in brief
unsolved mystery
to substitute for sb / to remove and replace
(acknowledged) place / a role to play / niche
a hundred percent / out and out / absolutely
fully deserving, without any reservations (idiom); entirely worthy (of a title, honor etc)
Wang Xizhi (303-361), famous calligrapher of Eastern Jin, known as the sage of calligraphy 書聖|书圣
over time / as time passes / in the fullness of time
lit. ready to appear at the call (idiom) / fig. on the verge of coming out into the open / (of a person's choice etc) on the point of being disclosed / (of an artistic depiction) vividly portrayed
to be effective (idiom)
an up-and-coming youngster / new talent / a brilliant younger generation
second (in a competition) / occupying second place
Voice of America (VOA)
of the utmost importance / of highest priority
in other words
period of ... years
the way of maintaining good health
top priority job / matter of vital importance
troubled times / eventful period
a person with knowledge and experience (idiom)
the road one must follow or take / the only way / same as 必由之路
(lit.) land of fish and rice / (fig.) fertile region / land of milk and honey
before then / up until that point
a possible period of want or need
invincible position
sensible act
uninvited or unexpected guest
to tell sb / to inform
lit. the fire burns one's eyebrows (idiom); fig. desperate situation / extreme emergency
Deutsche Welle, German publicly-operated international broadcaster
unhealthy tendency
to make a conscious effort / to do something deliberately
to rush like ducks (idiom); the mob scrabbles madly for sth unobtainable / an unruly crowd on a wild goose chase
in a fit of pique / in a fury
contrary to expectation / unexpected
vice versa
the road one must follow or take / the only way
lit. as different as sky and earth (idiom) / fig. night and day difference / opposite extremes / a world of difference / a far cry from
in the unseen world of spirits / mysteriously and inexorably
Zu Chongzhi (429-500), astronomer and mathematician
to learn a lesson from the mistakes of one's predecessor (idiom)
proficiency in a particular field (idiom) / skill in a specialized area (idiom)
The Sound of Music, Broadway musical (1959) and Academy Award-winning movie (1965)
to settle a matter by leaving it unsettled / to end up with nothing definite
one hundred percent / totally (effective)
knowing oneself (idiom) / self-knowledge
lit. the exertion of lifting one's hand (idiom) / fig. a very slight effort
to lock one's door and refuse to see sb
lit. a bird startled by the mere twang of a bow (idiom) / fig. sb who frightens easily, due to past experiences
impossible to get rid of
Window on Sports
ample scope for abilities / favorable position for the use of one's skills (idiom)
Rosamund Kwan (1962-), Hong Kong actress
to miss narrowly / to let a great opportunity slip
the brush stroke that dots in the eyes (idiom); fig. to add the vital finishing touch / the crucial point that brings the subject to life / a few words to clinch the point
Battle of Redcliff of 208 at Chibi in Huangzhou district 黃州區|黄州区 of Huanggang city 黄冈, a decisive defeat of Cao Cao 曹操 at the hands of southern kingdom of Wu / famous episode in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms 三國演義|三国演义
Ajinomoto, Japanese food and chemical corporation
Doll's House (1879), drama by Ibsen 易卜生
the way of former kings
pure and innocent like the heart of a newborn / sincere
to pass by without showing interest (idiom)
for this reason
Failure is the mother of success.
to honor old people as we do our own aged parents
Midsummer night's dream, comedy by William Shakespeare 莎士比亞|莎士比亚
land of plenty / Heavenly province (epithet of Sichuan, esp. area around Chengdu)
priceless treasure
to know very little about
family love and joy / domestic bliss
married woman
An-Shi Rebellion (755-763) of 安祿山|安禄山 and 史思明, a catastrophic setback for Tang dynasty
justice is to be found everywhere (idiom)
master of the house / family head
to snort disdainfully / to scoff at / to turn up one's nose
in simple terms / to put things simply / briefly

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