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  1. a karate or judo instructor.
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Origin of sensei

< Japanese: teacher, master, doctor < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese xiānsheng (xiān ahead + shēng born)
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Historical Examples

  • Sensei, we saluted politely, why didnt he return the salute?

    The Child in the Midst

    Mary Schauffler Labaree

  • The Sensei; Kazuma Uji finds the day too hot to pry into the future.

  • Does the Sensei leave his clients to their fate, or have the clients abandoned the Sensei?

  • One new girl looked up timidly and said, "Sensei, I sink him just mean you."

  • This morning she pressed my hand to her breast and said wistfully, "Sensei, it makes sorry to play all the time with the health."