Definitions

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  • n. a dialect of Chinese spoken in the Yangtze delta

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Examples

  • This gives Zhuangzi's Daoism less of the primitive thrust of the Daode Jing (the term wu-wei virtually disappears in the inner chapters).

    Taoism

  • Anything that we cannot see is expressed by the Chinese word wu pronounced woo.

    Tao I

  • Wei Ying-wu is probably addressing the daughter of some dead friend whom he has brought up in his own family, or she may be a poor relation on his mother's side, but that she is not his own daughter is clear from the fact that her clan name differs from his, which is Wei.

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  • A great Chinese sage from my heritage, Lao Tzu, promoted a practice called wu wei, which means effortless being and doing.

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  • Both the pitcher and batter start in the state that precedes Tai Chi called wu chi.

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  • In addition to DHT-inhibiting saw palmetto, Nu Hair by Shen Min contains fo-ti, also known as he shou wu, which is prescribed widely in Chinese traditional medicine to combat premature aging and graying hair.

    The Truth About Beauty

  • Tilapia are known as wu guo yu in Taiwan and are a farmed fish.

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  • The snow that had been falling over southwest Colorado for most of the day was erasing the blue dye lines meant to help the racers gauge the contours of the course, which featured a tricky array of banked turns, rollers, jumps and the deep U-shaped trenches right below the gate known as wu-tangs.

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  • I also had same trouble with the acai berry website couldnt get my refund there either i orderd on 1-16-09 for the free sample of $3.95 then was charged another $87.13 on 2-01-09 was told that was just for ordering the free sample???, so i guess the free sample really isnt just $4.95 its $4.95 + $87.13 you do the math, and i also was charged for something called wu yi tea for $34.95.95 on 2-07-09 which i never ordered, all together im out over $125.00 dollars and never got any of these products but the free samples which by the way never did anything for me what a ripoff.

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  • One mystery: Its base is inscribed with the numeral "wu," or five.

    High Art in Hong Kong

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