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[yee] /yi/
(in Chinese ethical philosophy) faithful performance of one's specified duties to society.
Origin of yi
< Chinese


[yee] /yi/
noun, plural Yis (especially collectively) Yi.
Lolo (def 1). Unabridged
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  • When yi and Cera started filming Paper Heart, they both played fictional versions of themselves—falling in love.

  • At one point on a date, Cera pretends to leave the restaurant, leaving yi sitting despondent for a full minute.

  • Essos is also home to the archipelagos of Braavos and Lys, cities Pentos, Asshai, yi Ti, and the Shadow Lands.

  • Paper Heart is full of pregnant pauses and smirky exchanges between yi and Cera—each trying to top the other with clumsy gestures.

  • But after meeting her, it is clear that yi is not the timid girl from the film.

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