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倾城

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NounEdit

倾城

  1. (archaic) a drop-dead gorgeous woman; a beauty who could drive a man to distraction; a woman so beautiful, that he might be tempted to ignore his duties at court, and thus bring about the downfall of his empire

Usage notesEdit

The story encapsulated by this word also figures prominently in the movie House of Flying Daggers.

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