c380–289 b.c., Chinese philosopher.
- Also (Older Spellings) Mengtse, Mengtze, (Wade-Giles) Mengtzu [muhng-dzuh], /ˈmʌŋˈdzʌ/, Mengzi.
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How to use Mencius in a sentence
“Mencius Moldbug” slowed down the writing to a trickle and returned to relative obscurity in 2013.Occupying the Throne: Justine Tunney, Neoreactionaries, and the New 1% | Arthur Chu | August 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Mencius was reared by his widowed mother, whose virtue and wisdom are still proverbial in China.The Worlds Greatest Books, Volume XIII. | Various
Mencius remarked that the feeling of pity is common to all men, and what was true in his day is no less so now.Village Life in China | Arthur H. Smith
Mencius openly said that if a ruler did not rule for his people's good it was a duty to resist his authority and depose him.Intimate China | Mrs. Archibald Little
But the latter would not carry out his principles, and Mencius threw up his post.A History of Chinese Literature | Herbert A. Giles
The following is a specimen of the logomachy of the day, in which Mencius is supposed to have excelled.A History of Chinese Literature | Herbert A. Giles
British Dictionary definitions for Mencius
Chinese name Mengzi or Meng-tze. ?372–?289 bc, Chinese philosopher, who propounded the ethical system of Confucius
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