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Yen   /jɛn/   Listen

A yearning for something or to do something.  Synonym: hankering.
The basic unit of money in Japan; equal to 100 sen.

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"Yen" Quotes from Famous Books

... Confucius that he had acquired the "art of sitting and forgetting." Asked what that meant, Yen Hui replied, "I have learnt to discard my body and obliterate my intelligence; to abandon matter and be impervious to sense-perception. By this method I become one with the ...
— More Translations from the Chinese • Various

... discontent, and seize him firmly by the leg and ask him what he meant. Then grief was in the grocer's looks, frowns came, his eyes betwixt; "The idiot who keeps my books," he'd say, "has got things mixed. I wouldn't have such breaks as these for forty million yen; I offer my apologies ...
— Rippling Rhymes • Walt Mason

... in use during the reign of the Emperor Yen-Wang, in 781 B.C. The Chinese make their eunuchs by a complete ablation of all genitals. In India the followers of Brahma never placed their women in charge of eunuchs. In Italy it was customary to emasculate boys that ...
— History of Circumcision from the Earliest Times to the Present - Moral and Physical Reasons for its Performance • Peter Charles Remondino

... China, and this cabinet decided, naturally also for the first time in the history of China, to effect a cooerdinated control of all the mines of the Empire. There was, therefore, established a Department of Mines, with a wily old Chinaman, named Chang Yen Mow, at its head. He understood that Chinamen knew little about mining, and hence decided to find a foreigner to help him manage the mines of the Empire. He also thought that a foreigner, thus attached ...
— Herbert Hoover - The Man and His Work • Vernon Kellogg

Words linked to "Yen" :   sen, Japanese monetary unit, ache, yearn, yearning, die, longing, hankering, hanker, long, hungriness

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