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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.]
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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]
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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?
"What girl, Tuan Besar?" inquired the wily Malay innocently.
In a bid to urge party unity heading into the general election, Tuan said the party must resist the inclination to attack one another, emphasizing that this poll results must be accepted as final.
Doan Tuan Linh agreed that the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and Vietnam, which is expected to be signed at the end of June this year, will further encourage trade, economic and investment cooperation, and potential between Bulgaria and Vietnam.
In Europe, up to 55 per cent of customers receive counterfeit goods when ordering online,' Tuan said.
I solemnly pledge to you that I shall, to the best of my knowledge and ability, cultivate, cherish, and pass on the legacy of this University," Professor Tuan said.
Tuan was a boat captain of cargo vessel MV Royal-16 who was kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf bandits off Sibago Island in Basilan, along with five of his crew members on Nov.