[ Chinese shyahn ]
/ Chinese ʃyɑn /
WHO SAID IT: A QUIZ ON PRESIDENTIAL WIT AND WISDOM
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Question 1 of 9
“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”
Definition for xian (2 of 2)
[ shee-ahn ]
/ ˈʃiˈɑn /
a city in and the capital of Shaanxi province, in central China: capital of the ancient Chinese Empire.
Also (Older Spellings) Si·an [see-ahn, shee-], /ˈsiˈɑn, ˈʃi-/, Si·ngan [Chinese see-ngahn] /Chinese ˈsiˈŋɑn/ .
Formerly (Pinyin, Wade-Giles) Chang·an [chahng-ahn] /ˈtʃɑŋˈɑn/ .
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British Dictionary definitions for xian
Hsian or Sian
/ (ʃjɑːn) /
an industrial city in central China, capital of Shaanxi province: capital of China for 970 years at various times between the 3rd century bc and the 10th century ad; seat of the Northwestern University (1937); famous for Qin dynasty emperor Qinshihuang's tomb (207 bc) with 8000-strong terracotta army. Pop: 3 256 000 (2005 est)Former names: Changan, Siking
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