Tuan


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Tuan

 (twän)
n.
Used in Malay as a form of respectful address for a man, equivalent to sir or mister.

[Malay, perhaps from tua, old.]

tuan

(ˈtuːɑːn)
n
(in Malay-speaking countries) sir; lord: a form of address used as a mark of respect
[Malay]

tuan

(ˈtuːən; ˈtjuː-)
n
(Animals) a flying phalanger, Phascogale tapoatafa, of Australia. It is about the size of a rat, bluish grey in colour, brush-tailed, arboreal, and nocturnal. Also called: wambenger, brush-tailed phascogale or phascogale
[C19: from a native Australian language]
References in classic literature ?
You, Tuan, know what war is, and you have seen me in time of danger seek death as other men seek life
And I was glad to hear, for I remembered the stirring times, and I always remembered you, Tuan, till the time came when my eyes could see nothing in the past, because they had looked upon the one who is dying there--in the house.
There's no worse enemy and no better friend than a brother, Tuan, for one brother knows another, and in perfect knowledge is strength for good or evil.
He had the gun you had given him, Tuan, before you went away, but there was only a handful of powder.
Would the Tuan Besar be so good as to tell them how to make the big prahu steer?
Although he considers himself a "pessimist" believing as he does that "true goodness--true moral excellence" is rare and that any "sensitive individual is right to be appalled by not only the evil but also the drab wastefulness in so much of human life" Tuan has chosen to focus attention on people whose lives have been of great value and who were considered both by the evaluation of their peers and by time to have been "good" people.
Para las autoridades de Beijing, la presencia de Tuan Tuan y Yuan Yuan desempenara precisamente el papel contrario, el de crear cada vez mas puentes y vinculos comunes para dejar en el olvido decenios de campanas de odio y desconfianza contra la parte continental.
But while Christmas-like hype over Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan grows, a more ''grinch-like'' mood gripped the opposition Democratic Progressive Party, known for its hard line on China.
Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan are fed at a panda breeding base in Ya'an City in southeast China's Sichuan Province.
Neste mesmo ano, Tuan (1961), baseando-se na obra poetica de Bachelard ("La Terre et les Reveries de la Volonte", "La Poetique de L'Espace" e "L'Eau et les Reves"), propoe uma geografia dedicada ao estudo do amor do homem pela natureza, denominado por ele de topofilia.
Back then, as a young man, Tuan believed that the fidelity of memory was absolute, that remembrance in the mind ran the course of a river, and to veer off or swim against the current was to lose all sense of direction, of buoyancy, and essentially to drown.
Despite his best efforts, and being denied the opportunity for almost an entire year, Tuan Tuan was unable to deliver on the spot.