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mission / long-term task to which one devotes oneself / a calling
life (as the characteristic of living beings) / living being / creature / CL: 個|个, 條|条
revolution / revolutionary (politics) / CL:
  *命* | 命* | *命
life / fate / order or command / to assign a name, title etc
life span / life expectancy / lifetime (of a machine)
fatal / mortal / deadly / to sacrifice one's life
to appoint / (job) appointment / CL: 紙|纸
human life / CL: 條|条
to do one's utmost / with all one's might / at all costs / (to work or fight) as if one's life depends on it
to cause sb's death / very / extremely / frightening / annoying
fortune-telling / to tell fortune
Mandate of Heaven / destiny / fate / one's life span
Industrial Revolution, c. 1750-1830
to commit suicide / to have one's life cut short
predestination / karma
to save one's life / to survive
to save sb's life / (interj.) Help! / Save me!
vitamin (loanword)
to receive orders / to follow orders / to act under orders
Cultural Revolution (1966-1976)
to escape / to flee / to run for one's life
to flee / to go into exile (from prison)
bourgeois revolution (in Marx-Leninist theory, a prelude to the proletarian revolution)
to die / to perish
to lose one's life
ordained or appointed to a post / to benefit from counsel
to accept misfortunes as decreed by fate / to be resigned to sth
to pay with one's life
life / to survive / to save a life / to scrape a living
life expectancy
to meet violent death / to get killed
(idiom) to take on a leadership role at a time of crisis
to be on call / to be on standby
October Revolution
to die young / short-lived
to receive heaven's command (of Daoist immortals etc) / ordained by heaven
democratic revolution / bourgeois revolution (in Marx-Leninist theory, a prelude to the proletarian revolution)
mutually dependent for life (idiom); to rely upon one another for survival / interdependent
Glorious Revolution (England, 1688)
New Democracy Revolution
disobedient / to violate the Mandate of Heaven (天命)
to submit to the will of heaven / to resign oneself to fate / to trust to luck
to throw one's life in for / to haplessly give one's life for / to sacrifice oneself torturously working for another or for a group / to pour in one's utmost effort / to shed one's last ounce of strength for
half a life / only half alive / barely alive / (scared, beaten etc) half to death
to fight with all one has
to risk one's life
French Revolution (1789-1799)
to spare sb's life
violent death (idiom); to die in a disaster / an unnatural death
old democratic revolution / bourgeois revolution (in Marx-Leninist theory, a prelude to the proletarian revolution)
your order (honorific)
to kill sb / to murder
to obey an order / to comply / to do sb's bidding / to do as requested
to live out a pointless existence
to tell sb's fortune
to await orders / to be on call
to press sb to death / fig. to pressurize sb continually
inert / lifeless
see 拼命
to die (in an accident etc) / to have one's life cut short
second revolution / campaign from 1913 of the provisional revolutionary government (under Sun Yat-sen and the Guomindang) against Yuan Shikai 袁世凱|袁世凯 and the Northern Warlords
hard lot / bitter fate / unfortunate
to demand sb's life
the will of Heaven / the will of God
doom / death / desperately
life and death are ruled by fate (idiom)
to die
to obey an order / to take orders / to accept a state of affairs
lit. to love money as much as one's own life (idiom) / fig. avaricious / tightfisted
French Revolution (1789)
to follow your orders / to do as you bid
on call / always available / ready at all times
amphetamine (medical) (loanword)
to lose one's life / to get killed
lit. tired of constantly running for one's life (idiom); terribly busy / up to one's ears in work
deference is no substitute for obedience (idiom) / (said to accept sb's request, invitation etc)
to be content with what one is
to plot and kill sb for his property (idiom); to murder for money
to be born under an unlucky star (usu. of women) / to be born unlucky
to rush about on errands / to be kept on the run
beautiful women suffer unhappy fates (idiom)
lucky / blessed with good fortune
to accept an order
to report on completion of a mission / debriefing
the Tang and Wu Revolts: the overthrow (c. 1600 BC) of the Xia Dynasty by the first king, Tang 商湯|商汤, of the Shang Dynasty, and the overthrow (c. 1046 BC) of the Shang Dynasty by the Zhou Dynasty founder, King Wu 周武王
to follow orders / to abide by / to obey
to lay down one's life
(of a team) to throw oneself into the battle
Imperial order or edict (old)
to lose one's life / to die / recklessly / desperately
to sacrifice one's life in a crisis
to not dare to disobey an order (idiom)
to give orders
fate / one's fortune

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