Meaning of 恃

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Pinyin: shì
English Definition: to rely on; mother (formal)
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (heart) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ xīn ] heart; mind; soul
    • [ ] court, office; temple, monastery
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Example Words
自恃 shì self-esteem; self-reliance; overconfident; conceited
有恃无恐 yǒu shì kǒng secure in the knowledge that one has backing
恃强凌弱 shì qiáng líng ruò see 恃强欺弱
仗恃 zhàng shì to rely on; to depend on
恃才傲物 shì cái ào to be inordinately proud of one's ability; to be conceited and contemptuous (idiom)
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Example Sentences
Take the bullying that goes on among children, a common form of aggression.
For decades, America's public-sector workers have been coddled and spoiled. The recession may change that.
Microsoft Monopoly is fun for the whole family. You'll have hours of enjoyment crushing them and bullying them into bankruptcy.
Be careful not to play favorites. It can harm your credibility as a fair leader and can backfire with friends who may take advantage of you.
It seemed like it could be a perfect match, but no one knew what the tiger' s reaction would be.