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虽 (雖) suī

suī conjunction although / even though
Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
Notes: 雖 (simplified 虽) is the main concessive function word in Literary Chinese. It indicates that the proposition of a sentence is true in any case (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 156). For example, 雖大國,必畏之矣。'even great kingdoms will be constrained to stand in awe of him' (Mengzi: 3.4/17/22, translation by Legge)

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CollectionDocument TitleOccurrences
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《中庸章句》 Commentary on Doctrine of the Mean 27
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《盡心章句上》 Commentary on Jin Xin I 21
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《告子章句上》 Commentary on Gaozi I 20
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《公孫丑章句上》 Commentary on Gong Sun Chou I 17
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《衛靈公第十五》 Commentary on Wei Ling Gong XV 16
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《憲問第十四》 Commentary on Xian Wen XIV 16
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《滕文公章句上》 Commentary on Teng Wen Gong I 15
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《盡心章句下》 Commentary on Jin Xin II 15
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《張儀列傳》 Biography of Zhang Yi 14
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《梁惠王章句上》 Commentary on Liang Hui Wang I 14

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ExampleSourceOccurrences
1. 《學而》 Xue Er in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
可知 2. 《為政》 Wei Zheng in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
之中 5. 《公冶長》Gong Ye Chang in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
6. 《雍也》 Yong Ye in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 2
7. 《述而》 Shu Er in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
《曲禮上》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 1 in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 6
君子 《曲禮下》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 2 in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 5
《檀弓上》 Tan Gong I in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 7
朋友州里舍人 《檀弓下》 Tan Gong II in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 8
《王制》 Royal Regulations in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 2
《內篇‧逍遙遊》 Inner Chapters - Enjoyment in Untroubled Ease in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 2
《齊物論》 The Adjustment of Controversies in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 2
《養生主》 Nourishing the Lord of Life in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
《人間世》 Man in the World, Associated with other Men in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 3
天地 《德充符》 The Seal of Virtue Complete in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 2
南面 Selections from Zhuang Zi in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 1
《釋訓》 Explanation of Instructions in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
《夏本紀》 Annals of Xia in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
之間 《周本紀》 Annals of Zhou in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 2
博士 《秦始皇本紀》 Annals of Qin Shi Huang in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 11
中子 《項羽本紀》 Annals of Xiang Yu in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 7
父老 《高祖本紀》 Annals of Gao Zu in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 7
《卷一‧序》 Scroll 1, Preface in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 2
《夕部》 Xī Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1
《黑部》 Hēi Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1