Meaning of 昔

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English Definition: former times; the past; Taiwan pr. [xi2]
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Ideographic: Twenty 廿 days ago
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Example Words
昔日 former days; in the past
往昔 wǎng the past
今非昔比 jīn fēi things are very different now (idiom); times have changed
抚今追昔 jīn zhuī to reflect on the past in the light of the present (idiom)
今昔 jīn past and present; yesterday and today
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Example Sentences
So you think you' re ordering a healthy strawberry-banana smoothie, but it's really full of fat.
We must be home by six.
Not only is Wikipedia slowing, but also new stats suggest that hard-core participants are a pretty homogeneous set - the opposite of the ecumenical wiki ideal.
For the near future, the most likely outcome remains slow economic growth, scant income gains for most workers and, for investors, disappointing returns from stocks and real estate.
Once upon a time, there was a man who was tired and thirsty from traveling. He drank some fresh running water from the wooden bucket.