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Bushido

or bushido

[boo-shee-daw] /ˈbu ʃiˌdɔ/
noun
1.
(in feudal Japan) the code of the samurai, stressing unquestioning loyalty and obedience and valuing honor above life.
Origin of Bushido
1895-1900
1895-1900; < Japanese bushidō, equivalent to bushi warrior (< Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese military + shì gentleman) + way (< Middle Chinese; see judo)
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  • In the Bushido ideal of woman, however, there is little mystery and only a seeming paradox.

  • He did the scene among other things they did in New York under the name of Bushido.

  • Did a monarch behave badly, Bushido did not lay before the suffering people the panacea of a good government by regicide.

    'I Believe' and other essays Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • But what do you mean by saying your Bushido has become systematic and ethical.

    A Fantasy of Far Japan Baron Kencho Suyematsu
  • In that sense, at least, Bushido must also be taken for a religion.

    A Fantasy of Far Japan Baron Kencho Suyematsu
  • Bushido consists of three Chinese characters, as the reviewer says.

    A Fantasy of Far Japan Baron Kencho Suyematsu
  • To give an exact definition of the word "Bushido" is impossible, because the conception of it is unknown to us.

  • Was Bushido powerless to stay the current of commercial dishonor?

  • It appeared among our warriors as Bushido (the way of the soldier), but it is not the monopoly of soldiers.

    The Foundations of Japan J.W. Robertson Scott
  • It must, however, be always remembered that the keynote of Bushido was from the very beginning an indomitable sense of honour.

    The Japanese Spirit Yoshisaburo Okakura
British Dictionary definitions for Bushido

Bushido

/ˌbuːʃɪˈdəʊ/
noun
1.
(sometimes not capital) the feudal code of the Japanese samurai, stressing self-discipline, courage and loyalty
Word Origin
C19: from Japanese bushi warrior (from Chinese wushih) + way (from Chinese tao)
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Word Origin and History for Bushido

bushido

n.

1898, from Japanese, said to mean literally "military-knight way."

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