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向壁虚构
Pinyin
xiàng bì xū gòu
English
make up something out of one's head
Explanation
Meaning
向壁:对着墙壁。即对着墙壁,凭空造出来的。比喻不根据事实而凭空捏造。
Context
汉·许慎《说文解字·序》:“世人大共非訾,以为好奇者也,故诡更正文,乡壁虚造不可知之书,变乱常行,以耀于世。”
Example
乡壁虚造,顺非而泽,持之似有故,言之若成理。 ◎严复《救亡决论》
Synonyms
向壁虚造
Grammar
偏正式;作谓语、宾语、定语;含贬义
 
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