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    ěr     and that is all

Grammar: Particle
Notes: In Classical Chinese 耳 is a fusion of 而已 placed at the end of the sentence to restrict the meaning of the sentence (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 134). For example, 直好世俗之樂耳。'I only love the music that suits the manners of the present age.' (Mengzi: 2.1/7/10, translation by Legge)
Topic: Classical Chinese

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