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怕死贪生
Pinyin
pà sǐ tān shēng
Explanation
Meaning
贪:舍不得。贪恋生存,畏惧死亡。指对敌作战畏缩不前。
Context
《汉书·文三王传》:“今立自知贼杀中郎曹将,冬月迫促,贪生畏死,即诈僵仆阳(佯)病,徼幸得逾于须臾。”
Example
我不象你这等~,甘心卑污苟贱,给那恶僧支使,亏你还有脸说来劝我。 ◎清·文康《儿女英雄传》第七回
 
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