虽 (雖) suī

suī conjunction although / even though
Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
Notes: 雖 (simplified 虽) is the main concessive function word in Literary Chinese. It indicates that the proposition of a sentence is true in any case (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 156). For example, 雖大國,必畏之矣。'even great kingdoms will be constrained to stand in awe of him' (Mengzi: 3.4/17/22, translation by Legge)

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虽然虽说话虽如此虽则虽是虽败犹荣虽死犹荣

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  • Scroll 2 Si Fen Lu Xingshi Chao Zi Chi Ji 《四分律行事鈔資持記》 — count: 228
  • Scroll 5 Zhi Guan Fu Xing Chuan Hong Jue 《止觀輔行傳弘決》 — count: 197
  • Scroll 1 Si Fen Lu Xingshi Chao Zi Chi Ji 《四分律行事鈔資持記》 — count: 183
  • Scroll 1 Zhi Guan Fu Xing Chuan Hong Jue 《止觀輔行傳弘決》 — count: 147
  • Scroll 1 Commentary on the Abhidharmakośabhāṣya 《俱舍論疏》 — count: 132
  • Scroll 1 Notes on the Abhidharmakośabhāṣya 《俱舍論記》 — count: 127
  • Scroll 3 Zhi Guan Fu Xing Chuan Hong Jue 《止觀輔行傳弘決》 — count: 127
  • Scroll 8 Notes on the Viṁśatikāvṛtti 《成唯識論述記》 — count: 122
  • Scroll 7 Notes on the Viṁśatikāvṛtti 《成唯識論述記》 — count: 115
  • Scroll 6 Zhi Guan Fu Xing Chuan Hong Jue 《止觀輔行傳弘決》 — count: 113