Dictionary content from CC-CEDICT De keizer is ver weg - boek met wilde avonturen in China

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  *之* | 之* | *之
(possessive particle, literary equivalent of ) / him / her / it
in a word / in short / in brief
on the other hand... / conversely...
in short / in a word / in brief
thereupon / subsequently / accordingly
(indicating a fraction)
to substitute for sb / to remove and replace
moreover / in addition to that
over time / as time passes / in the fullness of time
to settle a matter by leaving it unsettled / to end up with nothing definite
to rank second (in terms of some attribute: size, frequency, quality etc)
in a nutshell / to put it briefly
in other words
to apply sth more broadly / by logical extension / and, by extension,
overt / to make no secret (of one's presence) / grandiose / with great scope
to show respect from a distance (idiom) / to remain at a respectful distance
to avoid a problem by walking away from it / to quit
for this reason
to do one's best / to shape up / to behave / to fend for oneself / you're on your own
Since they have come, we should make them comfortable (idiom). Since we're here, take it easy. / Since this is so, we should accept it. / Now we have come, let's stay and take the rough with the smooth. / If you can't do anything to prevent it, you might as well sit back and enjoy it.
to take a laissez-faire attitude
to dismiss with a laugh / to make light of
to have both (at the same time)
the masses rise to attack it (idiom); Everyone is against the idea. / universally abhorrent
to laugh away (instead of taking seriously)
to handle the situation calmly (idiom) / unruffled / to treat the situation lightly
careless / sloppy
Ritz (cracker brand)
to do the very opposite / to act in a diametrically opposite way
to set to one side and ignore (idiom); quite indifferent / cold and uncaring
to just talk for the sake of talking
to divide and rule
going from there to lower grades (idiom)
in brief / in a word
to miss sb by a narrow chance / to miss an opportunity
in a moment / shortly after
Zu Chongzhi (429-500), astronomer and mathematician
Wang Xizhi (303-361), famous calligrapher of Eastern Jin, known as the sage of calligraphy 書聖|书圣
one word says it all (idiom, from Analects); to cut a long story short / in a nutshell
for a long time
to do sth once in a while (idiom) / to do sth more as an exception than the rule
to put strings on the zither, then play it (line from a Ming dynasty text by 劉伯溫|刘伯温) / (fig.) to play music
to have no other choice / to be the last resort
whereabouts unknown
to make a conscious effort / to do something deliberately
to tell sb; to inform
Zhang Yizhi (-705), Tang dynasty politician and favorite of Empress Wu Zetian 武則天|武则天
everyone loves beauty (idiom)
in other words
to respect Gods and demons from a distance (idiom); to remain at a respectful distance
in other words
Wang Fuzhi (1619-1692), wide-ranging scholar of the Ming-Qing transition
to keep going resolutely despite knowing the task is impossible (idiom)
in simple terms / to put things simply / briefly
Raziel, archangel in Judaism
Gu Kaizhi or Ku K'aichih (346-407), famous painter of Eastern Jin dynasty, one of the Four Great Painters of the Six Dynasties 六朝四大家

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