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十室九匮
Pinyin
shí shì jiǔ kuì
Explanation
Meaning
匮,指财物匮乏。形容因各种自然或社会的原因而造成百姓贫困的景象。
Context
宋·欧阳修《新唐书·西域传上·高昌》:“今高昌诛灭,威动四夷,然自王师始征,河西供役,飞米转刍,十室九匮,五年未可复。”
 
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