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Pu-yi

[poo-yee] /ˈpuˈyi/
noun
1.
Henry, 1906–67, as Hsüan T'ung, last emperor of China 1908–12; as K'ang Tê, puppet emperor of Manchukuo 1934–45.
Also, P'u-i.
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  • It opened with a jerk and Pu-yi stood there in his skull cap with the coral button on the top and wrapped in a bear-skin robe.

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  • My honorable name, honorable sir, is Pu-yi, which will convey nothing to you.

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  • "What a marvelous intellect that fellow Pu-yi has," he said confidentially.

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  • Pu-yi bent down to the handle, turned it gently, and—it opened.

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  • Do exactly as Pu-yi says, dear, and remember that all is well.

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  • In front of us was the steel gate and the motionless figure of Pu-yi.

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  • It was then that a man came in to say that Mr. Pu-yi begged the honor of an audience.

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  • Pu-yi was absolutely genuine, but he, in common with my daughter, knew nothing of the truth until you told it him.

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  • I never met, as I have said before, a more courteous gentleman than Pu-yi.

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  • Pu-yi raised a thin arm over his head and it seemed to clutch crookedly at the somber panoply aloft.

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British Dictionary definitions for Pu-yi

Pu-yi

/ˈpuːˈjiː/
noun
1.
Henry. 1906–67, last emperor of China as Xuan-Tong (1908–12); emperor of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo as Kang-de (1934–45)
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