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    fāng     at the time when / just when

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Grammar: Adverb
Notes: 方 may be used as an adverbial marker to indicate simultaneity (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 121). For example, 及其壯也,血氣方剛,戒之在鬭 'When he is strong and the physical powers are full of vigor, he guards against quarrelsomeness.' (Lunyu: 16.7/46/14, translation by Legge; GHC '方' 19; Kroll '方' 7; NCCED '方' 12)
Synonyms: 药方
Topic: Classical Chinese

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