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biàn ㄅㄧㄢˋ (6): 辯才。 Eloquence.
莊子·盜跖》:且跖之為人也,心如涌泉,意如飄風,強足以距敵,足以飾非,順其心則喜,逆其心則怒,易辱人以言。
And, moreover, Zhi is a man whose mind is like a gushing fountain, and his will like a whirlwind; he is strong enough to resist all enemies, and clever enough to gloss over his wrong-doings. If you agree with him, he is glad; if you oppose him, he is enraged; and he readily meets men with the language of abuse.
韓非子·說難》:又非吾之,能明吾意之難也。
列女傳·殷紂妲己》:紂材力過人,手格猛獸,智足以距諫,足以飾非,矜人臣以能,高天下以聲,以為人皆出己之下,好酒淫樂,不離妲己,妲己之所譽貴之,妲己之所憎誅之。

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