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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj li being one more than fifty
    • n li Chinese distance measure; approximately 0.5 kilometers
    • n Li a soft silver-white univalent element of the alkali metal group; the lightest metal known; occurs in several minerals
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President Li Yuan-Hung President Li Yuan-Hung

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Li is the family name for over 87 million People in China.
    • Li A Chinese copper coin; a cash. See Cash.
    • Li A Chinese measure of distance, being a little more than one third of a mile.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n li A Chinese weight, equal to the one thousandth part of a liang or ounce. A li of silver is nominally equal to the copper coin called a cash by Europeans in China, and rin by the Japanese.
    • n li A Chinese mile, equal to rather more than one third of an English mile, 27⅘ li being equal to 10 miles.
    • n li The chemical symbol of lithium.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Li a Chinese weight, equal to the one-thousandth of a liang or ounce, and nominally to the Japanese rin: a Chinese mile, equal to rather more than one-third of an English mile.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

A li'l chile could manage him.
"At Fault" by Kate Chopin
Dat uppity li'l chap is des ez much a man ez you is a 'oman.
"A Little Union Scout" by Joel Chandler Harris
I see every man look out for hisself and his li'l' crowd.
"Bonaventure" by George Washington Cable
Say, I'm li'ble to come into some money!
"Owen Clancy's Happy Trail" by Burt L. Standish
Sinner, ask thyself the question of Isaiah li.
"Broken Bread from an Evangelist's Wallet" by Thomas Champness
So that according to the rate of the contrie, the said proportion of woode is worthe CCCCCV li.
"The Forest of Dean An Historical and Descriptive Account" by H. G. Nicholls
After months of fighting, Li Ma Hong, the Chinese pirate, and his six thousand followers had been beaten out of Philippine waters.
"Myths & Legends of our New Possessions & Protectorate" by Charles M. Skinner
Before long, Governor Li Hung Chang found that Burgevine was not to be trusted, and the command was taken from him.
"The Story of General Gordon" by Jeanie Lang
The Li-on beat the U-ni-corn all round a-bout the town.
"Aunt Kitty's Stories" by Various
She's li'ble to dance bad, and we don't want to run the chance of fire.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
It was a woman with a li'l baby in her arms and a kind of rim round her head.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
They went next to the Coast of Guinea, and there they tooke about 5 li.
"Privateering and Piracy in the Colonial Period" by Various
That he that goeth in person, and furnisheth him selfe out with 10^li.
"Bradford's History of 'Plimoth Plantation'" by William Bradford
I ain't 'ad a smoke fer two days," he finished, "cept a li'l bit of a fag as the Keptin threw away.
"Mud and Khaki" by Vernon Bartlett
Now, Nils, we have some more li'l drink.
"A Collection of Stories, Reviews and Essays" by Willa Cather
Tell me who treated my li'l gal like that?
"The Range Boss" by Charles Alden Seltzer
Sit down until Shan Li brings the grub along.
"Prescott of Saskatchewan" by Harold Bindloss
Mr. Li then prayed, but there was seemingly no power and the voice also mockingly prayed.
"The Fulfilment of a Dream of Pastor Hsi's" by A. Mildred Cable
That night we stopped, after a stage of some sixty li, about nineteen miles, at Erh-tsun, a small, uninteresting village.
"A Wayfarer in China" by Elizabeth Kendall
Ef I wus a man I'd say of Seth, he's li'ble to git boostin' his nose into places not built fer a nose like his.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum

In poetry:

Noi li cantiamo a noi stessi soltanto,
E all'ultimo levita siamo eguali,
Che, derelitto nel suo tempio santo,
Celebrera` da solo i rituali....
"Noja Letteraria" by Ferdinando Fontana
Singing, too-ral, li-ooral, li-addity,
Singing, too-ral, li-ooral, li-ay,
Singing, too-ral, li-ooral, li-addity,
Singing, too-ral, li-ooral, li-ay.
"Botany Bay" by Anonymous Oceania
The sky is high, the clouds are pale,
We watch the wild geese vanish southward.
If we fail to reach the Great Wall we are not men,
We who have already measured twenty thousand li.
"Mount Liupan" by Mao Zedong
In fifteen days we have marched seven hundred li
Cross misty Gan waters and green Fujian hills,
Rolling back the enemy as we would a mat.
A voice is heard wailing;
His "Bastion at every step" avail him nought!
"Against the Second" by Mao Zedong
Oh! La chiesa! La chiesa!--Ecco il tripudio immenso
Dei villani!
I beoni--frequentano la chiesa
Anch'essi!.. Almeno la`--possono alla distesa
Metter fuori la voce,--quando l'economia
Nei di` grami li tiene--lungi dall'osteria!
"Acqua" by Ferdinando Fontana
I has a stock o' patience, but I here an' now declare
The cheek o' certin younger tugs is more 'n I can bear.
" Ahoy !" they says as they goes by, “ old Dot-an'-Carry-One!” . . .
Says I, "I towed ten mil-li-ons afore ye towed a ton .'"
"Song Of A Tug" by John Joy Bell

In news:

Dynasty REIT, backed by Li Ka- shing, Aims to Raise $800 Million.
Li Ka- shing Pledges Support for Victims' Families.
Asia's Richest Man Li Ka- shing Reaffirms Succession Plan, Says Son Richard In Acquisition Talks.
Li Ka- Shing 's Midas Touch.
THE SETUP Li Ka- shing quit school at age 12 to help support his family.
Li Ka- shing 's Midas Touch.
) Tips For Success From Asia's Richest Man Li Ka- shing .
Teen wizard Nick D'Alosio wows Li Ka Shing with Summly app.
Steve ' Shing Ma' Li freed as Feinstein intervenes.
Li Ka- shing Confirms Spotify Stake.
434 (Previous rank: 463) CEO: Li Changyin Employees: 170,361 Address: 72 Kunminghu South Rd.
Hop Li is the place to be for moo shoo .
Stallone, Statham, Willis, Li and Schwarzenegger.
Shanghai to Nagasaki, via New York: Interview with Shu -Ying Li (Part 1).
LI woman fatally struck by snow plow pickup.

In science:

All recognized members are seen to have strong Li in absorption, while some of the other ob jects (proposed by a number of authors as candidate members) have much weaker Li.
Radial-Velocity Monitoring of Members and Candidate Members of the TW Hydrae Association
An algebra filtration of a linearly compact Lie superalgebra L is a filtration of L by open subspaces Li such that [Li, Lj ] ⊆ Li+j . A similar definition applies to associative algebras.
Classification of finite simple Lie conformal superalgebras
Let li be the length of edge i ∈ S1 (T ) and L(T ) = {li, i ∈ S1 (T )} be the set of vectors of lengths, such that on each simplex they define a positive definite euclidean metrics.
Gibbs and Quantum Discrete Spaces
For the first two rows we find positive roots Li − Lj with (Li − Lj, λ + δ) = 0.
Geometric Syzygies of Mukai Varieties and General Canonical Curves with Genus at most 8
For the first three rows we find positive roots Li−Lj with (Li −Lj, λ+ δ) = 0.
Geometric Syzygies of Mukai Varieties and General Canonical Curves with Genus at most 8
We denote the subgroups of G corresponding to h, b±, lI, n± I by T, B±, LI, N ± I respectively.
The b-functions for prehomogeneous vector spaces of commutative parabolic type and generalized universal Verma modules
Since y(1 ⊗ 1c ⊗ vw0µ ) = 0 for any y ∈ lI ∩ n−, uµ ∈ URI (n− I ) is a lowest weight vector with weight w0µ − µ as an ad(lI )-module.
The b-functions for prehomogeneous vector spaces of commutative parabolic type and generalized universal Verma modules
Li considered it in a formal calculus approach in [Li].
Module categories of simple current extensions of vertex operator algebras
Note that Li+1 − Li ≥ TAi and the random variables (TAi ) are i.i.d. under Pβ and have, due to Lemma 14, infinite expectation for β > βu .
The speed of biased random walk on percolation clusters
Let there be two fully connected subsequent layers Li and Li+1 in a feedforward neural network.
On Interference of Signals and Generalization in Feedforward Neural Networks
R eS ∩ R∪Li ) = max{−1, r eS + r∪Li − b k} = max{−1, r eS + b rP − b k}.
Degeneration of linear systems through fat points on K3 surfaces
Define F := Lm i=1 Mr and ϕ : F → Li piApi by ϕ := Li ϕi .
On topologically finite-dimensional simple C*-algebras
Denote by gL,M the automorphism of V such that gL,M (li ) = mi for F ℓ(F, E ), and gL,M (li ) = mi, gL,M (li ) = mi for F ℓ(F, w, E ).
Ind--varieties of generalized flags as homogeneous spaces for classical ind--groups
Here P = {(i, j ) | 1 ≤ i ≤ k, 1 ≤ j ≤ li} where li is the number of arrows (i.e. the length) of the cyclic words xi .
A Hopf algebra quantizing a necklace Lie algebra canonically associated to a quiver
Then combining Theorem 2.6 and Lemma Σa (Li ) are simple and Lp(S )[t] ≃ Ψν 4.14 we see that the d-modules Ψν Σa (L(λ)[t]) ≃ Σa (Li ).
On the structure and characters of weight modules