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改过自新
Pinyin
gǎi guò zì xīn
English
mend one's ways
Explanation
Meaning
自新:自觉改正,重新做人。改正错误,重新做起。
Context
《史记·孝文本纪》:“妾伤夫死者不可复生,刑者不可复属,虽复欲改过自新,其道无由也。”
Example
子能~,弃越归吴,寡人必当重用。 ◎明·冯梦龙《东周列国志》第八十回
Synonyms
改过迁善、改邪归正
Antonyms
顽固不化、死不改悔
Grammar
连动式;作谓语、宾语;含褒义
 
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