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In Taoist philosophy, yin and yang are always opposite, and interrelated in equal qualities.
  in the Chinese dualistic cosmology of yin and yang:  the bright, energetic, masculine aspect
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Strongly Associated with:   yin, Taoism
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  • In Taoist philosophy, yin and yang are always opposite, and interrelated in equal qualities.
  • In Chinese philosophy, everything has both yin and yang aspects.
  • Ginger Solomon, her best friend who was also Jamaican, was like the yang to Natalie’s yin: antic, combustible, and loud.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • From the awkward way he walked, I assumed he was Sherman Yang of the recently kicked crotch.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo

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  • I should have brought my yang-san like Mom told me to.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • Yin and yang.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Antimatter is yin to matter’s yang.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • And man is yang, bright truth lighting our minds.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • He was dressed in a Hawaiian shirt and faded Levis patched on one knee with an embroidered yin-yang symbol.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • It’s what each does with his fury and talents that separates these two into a sort of urban black yin and yang.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen

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  • "Like yin and yang?" she ventured.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • This can be explained by yin and yang: There are women and men, dark and light, sorrow and happiness.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • Chang Chung-ching, father of medicine, had told how the two great winds, yang and yin, blew through the human body.
    Maxine Hong Kingston  --  The Woman Warrior
  • Yin and yang, perfect and equal.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • San Bernardino in 1948 supplied the nation with a new yin and yang, new models of conformity and rebellion.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Vic, tall and skinny and rather quiet, had formed the perfect yin for Roger Breakstone’s fat, happy, and extroverted yang.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • I saw how the Universe works, I saw the nature of karma and good and evil, positive and negative, and yang and yin…… I understood what all that was and how it all worked …. and it all came out in the same answers.
    Peter Jenkins  --  A Walk Across America
  • Puréed corn and black-bean soup were poured into the same dish in such a way as to form a yellow and black yin-and-yang pattern.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • -Yang Yuan, quoted inThe New York Times New Pretty Town The early summer sky was the color of cat vomit.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • A major Indian village, Yang Na, was once situated here.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • The boy captain, Yang Ping, lived in the east part ofour village.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • The Great Original of the Chinese chronicles, the holy woman T’ai Yuan, combined in her person the masculine Yang and the feminine Yin.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • He’s a Chinese minister of state, Sheng Chou Yang.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Carol leaned over the rail of the bridge to look down at this Yang-tse village; in delicious imaginary fear she shrieked that she was dizzy with the height; and it was an extremely human satisfaction to have a strong male snatch her back to safety, instead of having a logical woman teacher or librarian sniff, "Well, if you’re scared, why don’t you get away from the rail, then?"
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • Sometimes Ralph thought of her as Yang Guifei incarnate that’s a Tang Dynasty courtesan for whom an emperor went to ruin.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • Yang Fan popped up behind her and spoke half jokingly.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • Conversely, Sheng Chou Yang is not the man you know, not the man you studied as your counterpart.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • The Yin and Yang of Being Single.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • Most sat alone at their respective tables—Sherman Yang for Ares; a girl I did not know for Aphrodite; another girl for Demeter.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Yang Fan was usually so hesitant to express an opinion of her own that we called her Echo.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • The man I described — the man I knew — is Sheng Chou Yang.’
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • The Yin and Yang of Being Married.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • And although ambigrams were common in symbology-swastikas, yin yang, Jewish stars, simple crosses-the idea that a word could be crafted into an ambigram seemed utterly impossible.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Sheng Chou Yang is a traitor to his country, and when his treachery is exposed — as it surely will be — Peking will hold the Free World responsible.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • The Yin and Yang of Being Divorced.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • Several other classmates laughed and gathered around An Yi and Yang Fan.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • Yang Fan’s smile faded into embarrassment.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • Yang-san means foreign umbrella.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • So why do you still call it a yang-san?
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • First of all, this yang means sun, not foreign.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • And this yang-san means sun umbrella, parasol, not foreign umbrella.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • If you want to talk about fourolds, Yang Fan, you always say yang-huo for matches.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • If you want to talk about fourolds, Yang Fan, you always say yang-huo for matches.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • Yang Fan did not expect my attack and was caught short.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • Du Hai and Yang Fan looked immensely pleased with themselves.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • Du Hai and Yang Fan took turns attacking us, so quickly and fiercely that An Yi and I did not have a chance to reply.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • Feeling they had the upper hand and wanting to quit while they were ahead, Du Hai and Yang Fan picked up their schoolbags and swaggered off.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • Yang Fan was elected too, and now she echoed everything Du Hai and Yin Lan-lan said.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • Yang Fan was standing in the doorway right behind me.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • Yang Fan gave a haughty sneer but seemed content with my response.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
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Associated words [difficulty]:   yang [4] , yin [4] , Taoism [4]
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