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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