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edge / fringe / verge / brink / periphery / marginal / borderline
reason / cause
  *缘* | 缘* | *缘
cause / reason / karma / fate / predestined affinity / margin / hem / edge / along
to have no contact with / to be cut off from / (electricity) to insulate
predestined love / love affinity
to have no opportunity / no way (of doing sth) / no chance / no connection / not placed (in a competition) / (in pop lyrics) no chance of love, no place to be together etc
fate or chance that brings people together / predestined affinity or relationship / (Budd.) destiny
related / brought together by fate
a marriage predestined by fate
chance / opportunity / destiny
reason / cause
good karma / opportune connection with marriage partner
no cause, no reason (idiom); completely uncalled for
relations with other people
geographic situation / geo-(politics etc)
chance / opportunity / predestined relationship / (Buddhist) principal and secondary causes / chain of cause and effect
blood relationship / consanguinity
electrical insulation / heat insulation
to form ties / to become attached (to sb, sth)
why? / for what reason?
to marginalize / marginalization
geopolitics / geopolitical
ill-fated relationship
blood relationship / genetic relationship / consanguinity
to originate from / to come from the fact that / owing to / because of
good karma
destined to meet but not fated to be together (idiom)
phylogenetic relationship
to be kindred spirits / to hit it off
marginalized people (not part of mainstream society) / marginal man (term coined by social psychologist Kurt Lewin, referring to a person in transition between two cultures or social groups, not fully belonging to either)
Jinghua Yuan or Flowers in the Mirror, Qing novel of fantasy and erudition (early 19th century) by Li Ruzhen 李汝珍
(of a monk) to beg
trailing edge (of airplane wing)
lit. climb a tree to catch a fish (idiom); fig. to attempt the impossible
limbic system
border area
distantly related / remote affinity
(of a monk) to beg for food
casual romance / short-lived relationship
to curry favor / to advance one's career by toadying
borderline personality disorder (BPD)
to earn people's praise through one's good deeds (idiom)
erhua variant of 人緣|人缘
one's predestined fate is yet to be fulfilled (idiom)
to cling to the rich and powerful (idiom); to advance one's career by currying favor / social climbing
to guard a tree-stump, waiting for rabbits, and climb a tree to catch fish (idiom); without any practical course of action
rim / edge of wheel
(Buddhism) predestined relationship
a marriage predestined in a former life (idiom)

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