yin and yang


Definition of yin and yang

: opposite sides, elements, or extremes the daily yin and yang of the campaign— Steve Lopez

Examples of yin and yang in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Acupuncture’s specialized needle placements restore the balance of yin and yang by reducing disruptions along the meridians, improving the flow of qi and promoting healing. Washington Post, 4 Oct. 2021 The thermal nail art has been replaced by a French manicure with a yin and yang design on the tips in two complementing blue hues. Gabi Thorne, Allure, 21 Sep. 2021 Minimalism and maximalism, like yin and yang, are in constant tension. Kyle Chayka, Town & Country, 20 Sep. 2021 Friends describe Isa and Gala as yin and yang for more than just their brunette and blond contrast. Kate Mabus, USA TODAY, 6 Sep. 2021 The reaction reflects just one side of the famous yin and yang of Wynonna and Naomi Judd's joined lives. Nancy Kruh, PEOPLE.com, 16 Aug. 2021 That yin and yang between edge and interior pressure can give opponents fits. Nathan Baird, cleveland, 16 Aug. 2021 Hahn managed to snare the top reliever of his era to pair up in the late innings with Hendriks, creating the yin and yang of closers. Paul Sullivan, chicagotribune.com, 30 July 2021 Like yin and yang, one Ghibli features a gleaming black exterior while the other incorporates glossy white paint. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 25 June 2021

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First Known Use of yin and yang

1848, in the meaning defined above

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“Yin and yang.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yin%20and%20yang. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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