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In Chinese philosophy, everything has both yin and yang aspects.
  in the Chinese dualistic cosmology of yin and yang:  the dark, calm, feminine aspect
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Strongly Associated with:   yang, Taoism
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  • In Chinese philosophy, everything has both yin and yang aspects.
  • In Taoist philosophy, yin and yang are always opposite, and interrelated in equal qualities.
  • Of course, he’s heard of male parenting—or "yin families," as they’re currently called—hut in the sheltered structure of his life, such things always belonged to an alternate universe.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • 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

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  • This one is by Yin Lan-lan.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • Antimatter is yin to matter’s yang.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • 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
  • Lancelot gave all men the hint, the day before we scattered, that auld King Pelles mentioned him a sacred dish one time, in yin of his great castles.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • 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

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  • Mama had to speak, but when she did the words that came out of her mouth slithered from the deepest part of the yin—negative, dark, and female.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • San Bernardino in 1948 supplied the nation with a new yin and yang, new models of conformity and rebellion.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • "Wot’s ’e been s’yin’ to yer?"
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • Vic, tall and skinny and rather quiet, had formed the perfect yin for Roger Breakstone’s fat, happy, and extroverted yang.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • If you want …. there’s anything you want …. the old thing of the yangand the yin is also like the two fish of the Pisces.
    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
  • Yin and yang.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • With imagined tragedy hovering over us, we became inseparable, two halves creating the whole: yin and yang.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • I am known by many names …. Changing Woman, Gaea, A’akuluujjusi, Kuan Yin, Grandmother Spider, and even Dawn …. As she spoke each name her face was transformed so that I was dizzied by her power.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • Kwan Yin of China, Kannon of Japan—the Madonna of the Far East—is precisely this benevolent regarder of the world.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • "Like yin and yang?" she ventured.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • Yin and yang, perfect and equal.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • Zhang Yin is a petite, ebullient Chinese woman who started her career as a garment worker, earning $6 a month to help support her seven siblings.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • The Yin and Yang of Being Single.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • Soon more smoke rose—a jumble of our breath, our offerings, and hazy clouds that I thought were ghosts who would try to yank me down to wander with them in the World of Yin.
    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
  • Yin Lan-lan had flunked three times.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • The Yin and Yang of Being Married.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • Zhang Jie slumped her shoulders and bowed her head in imitation of Yin Lan-lan.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • Yin Lan-lan was first in line.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • Yin Lan-lan waved her arm vigorously, and the group marched off.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • Yin Lan-lan had changed a great deal.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • "Now read it out loud," Yin Lan-lan shouted as soon as Aunt Xi-wen finished.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • Du Hai and Yin Lan-lan and a couple of others were writing it.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • And I spent so much time helping Yin Lan-lan and the others with their arithmetic, and now they go and insult me like this.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • Why did Yin Lan-lan and Du Hai hate me?
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • Teacher Gu was about to write the names of all the candidates on the blackboard when Yin Lan-lan raised her hand.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • The ten Red Successors were elected, Du Hai and Yin Lan-lan among them.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • Yin Lan-lan rushed everywhere, with her head up and her chest thrust out proudly.
    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
  • But he seemed uncomfortable following Du Hai and Yin Lan-lan.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • Yin Lan-lan and two other Red Successors appeared in the doorway behind Yang Fan, all wearing stern expressions.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • The terrible words "landlord" and "class standing," Yin Lan-lan’s cold face, Du Hai’s sly, squinty eyes, spun in my mind.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • Yu Jian stood by the parallel bars, discussing something with Yang Fan and Yin Lan-lan, who were sitting on the balance beam.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • Yin Lan-lan cut me off with a ruthless wave of her hand.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • I had helped Yin Lan-lan with her math three times a week for years, explaining each problem to her over and over until she got it right.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • Hadn’t Du Hai and Yin Lan-lan ever noticed that?
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • Yin Lan-lan jumped up from the balance beam and roared at me.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • "You weren’t even listening, were you?" shouted Yin Lan-lan.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • To him, and to Yin Lan-lan, and to the others who were not even sure of graduating, this was wonderful news.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
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