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  • n  a woman who cohabits with an important man

  • She is the "second concubine"; the wife and the first concubine plot against each other and her.
  • The movies tiny dramatic kernel involves Hervs wordless one-time liaison with Hara Jubeis beautiful concubine, which leaves him feeling obsessed and guilty.
  • Mutsuhito's mother was a court lady fortunate enough to become an imperial concubine.

  • Helen Zille in Independent Online
    I have had so much abuse poured on me I have almost become used to it. I have been called a 'racist little girl', an apartheid spy, a concubine whore, a lesbian who is having affairs with all male members of her cabinet - you name it,Zille said.
  • Méi Lánfāng in JoongAng Daily
    Immediately after the performance Mei said with affection, "I have performed 'Farewell My Concubine' more than 1,000 times, but it has never felt gratifying before."
  • Leon Lai in 중앙데일리
    I expect many will compare me with Leslie Cheung [star of Farewell My Concubine], but I feel no pressure about that,said Lai, who stars as Mei Lanfang, during a press conference last Tuesday at the CGV Multiplex in Wangsimni, eastern Seoul.

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