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为民请命
Pinyin
wèi mín qǐng mìng
English
plead for justice on behalf of the people
Explanation
Meaning
请命:请示保全生命。泛指有相当地位的人代表百姓向当权者陈述困难,提出要求。
Context
《史记·淮阴侯列传》:“因民之欲,西乡为百姓请命,则天下风走而响应矣,孰敢不听!”《汉书·蒯通传》:“西乡为百姓请命。”
Example
只是这种居高临下,~的怜愍态度,在现在已无多少价值可言罢了。 ◎朱自清《“熬波图”》
Grammar
偏正式;作谓语;含褒义
 
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