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 (sĕch′wän′) or Sze·chwan (sĕch′wän′)


(ˈsɪtʃˈwɑːn) or


(Placename) a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Sichuan
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Noun1.Szechuan - a populous province of south central ChinaSzechuan - a populous province of south central China
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
References in classic literature ?
Then he tried an opera, for nothing seemed impossible in the beginning, but here again unforeseen difficulties beset him.
Starting at the unforeseen concluding exclamation of the so suddenly scornful old man, Stubb was speechless a moment; then said excitedly, I am not used to be spoken to that way, sir; I do but less than half like it, sir.
There seemed never to be an end to the things they had to buy and to the unforeseen contingencies.
If, however, by an unforeseen chance it should be in my power to serve him farther, I must think very differently of him from what I now do, if I am not as ready to be useful to him then as I sincerely wish I could be at present.
Complications might gather round them at a moment's notice; unforeseen necessities might arise for immediately leaving the house.
I think it probable," said the Doctor, breaking silence with an effort, "that the relapse you have described, my dear friend, was not quite unforeseen by its subject.
But the visit had its unforeseen consequences; and of a serious sort, too, in their way.
He fled to his usual refuge, that of hoping for some unforeseen turn of fortune, some favourable chance which would save him from unpleasant consequences-- perhaps even justify his insincerity by manifesting its prudence.
Then there came a thunderbolt out of a blue sky, a wholly unforeseen disaster.
Dorothea fancied that Don Fernando changed colour and looked as though he meant to take vengeance on Cardenio, for she observed him put his hand to his sword; and the instant the idea struck her, with wonderful quickness she clasped him round the knees, and kissing them and holding him so as to prevent his moving, she said, while her tears continued to flow, "What is it thou wouldst do, my only refuge, in this unforeseen event?
Yes, sir; it is this: It is possible that certain events, unforeseen, may oblige me to consign you to your cabins for some hours or some days, as the case may be.
The unforeseen does not exist," quietly replied Phileas Fogg.