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Chengyu
东征西怨
Pinyin
dōng zhēng xī yuàn
Explanation
Meaning
本指商汤向一方征伐,则另一方人民埋怨他不先来解救自己。后指帝王兴仁义之师为民除害,深受百姓拥戴。
Context
语出《书·仲虺之诰》:“惟王不迩声色,不殖货利,德懋懋官,功懋懋赏……东征西夷怨,南征北狄怨。”
Example
古先哲王,~。顾予不德,重以劳人。 ◎唐·陆贽《重优复兴元府及洋凤州百姓等诏》
 
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