the yin and yang

noun

chiefly US
: the two opposite sides or parts of something
learning about the yin and yang of politics

Examples of the yin and yang in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Future historians will pair Positions with Folklore as the yin and yang of lockdown culture, two experimental pop classics lost in cabin fever. Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone, 19 Feb. 2024 Those two characters served as the yin and yang for the early MCU — Stark the brash, rakish genius; Cap the stalwart, aw shucks warrior — that became the franchise’s gravitational center. Adam B. Vary, Variety, 15 Feb. 2024 So goes the yin and yang of the job market in this unprecedented climate. Shelli Brunswick, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2023 Think of breakdown field strength and charge mobility as the yin and yang of a power semiconductor. IEEE Spectrum, 26 Mar. 2023

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“The yin and yang.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20yin%20and%20yang. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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