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(in Chinese philosophy) the active male principle of the universe, characterized as male and creative and associated with heaven, heat, and light.Contrasted with yin
- ‘In general, people have two types of physical condition: either the yin dominates or the yang does.’
- ‘In medical treatment, the theory of yin and yang is not only used to decide the principles of treatment.’
- ‘Traditional Chinese philosophy embraced these as yin and yang, each of which contain the seed of the other.’
- ‘That was all wrong though; there was only black and white in the world, good and evil, dark and light, sun and moon, yin and yang.’
- ‘The center's charter is to keep everything on an even keel - keep the yin equal to the yang.’
- ‘These five elemental phases also correspond to the three yin and the three yang of the universe.’
- ‘And so I think that the sobriety and drunkenness is kind of like a yin and a yang.’
- ‘He followed no strict religious beliefs, yet was quite a student of Lao Tsu and the philosophy of yin and yang.’
- ‘The south side has the male yang qualities dominated by the sun, being more exposed and a much warmer, drier side.’
- ‘Finally, in China, the moon and the sun are representative of the perfect yin and the perfect yang in the well-known yinyang symbol.’
- ‘Just as the mother archetype corresponds to the Chinese yin, so the father archetype corresponds to the yang.’
- ‘He's yin to the yang of DLH's narrator, whose personality subsumes the world into bit players in the movie of his life.’
- ‘The Tao's all about balancing the yin and the yang, and in this case, it's no surprise a woman saves the day.’
- ‘Male and female, yin and yang, are in a constant cycling between one another.’
- ‘Perhaps the still work serves as a balance for Doyle - the yin to the yang of his frenetic cinematography.’
- ‘Like yin and yang, philosophers and magicians formed two sides of the same coin.’
- ‘Females are yin and males are yang, which means than women have a cool physical condition and men have a hot one.’
- ‘He also established the theory of yin and yang, which became the foundation of Chinese culture and philosophy.’
- ‘The mixture of heat and cold and the disharmony of yin and yang causes coldness of the limbs.’
- ‘We know, after all, that his batting, when the karma is right and the yin and the yang aligned, is unmatched for spectacle and effect.’
- ‘We have a lot of notions of union: yin and yang, male and female, wisdom and compassion.’
- ‘The slight chills are caused by weakness of the yang which follows injury to the yin.’
From Chinese yáng ‘male genitals’, ‘sun’, ‘positive’.
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