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to decline
Her greatest sorrow was that the unicorn started to decline. The ghostly giant guards the unicorn for Šáry during the last days.

Explanation of characters by Herbert A. Giles

Shuai is composed of 衣 i clothes as radical, with a corruption of what was once a picture of grass or coir, and was pronounced so = a rain-coat, for which 蓑 is now used. Read shuai and coupled with hsing it means the decadence which is supposed to follow and precede with unerring regularity all periods of national or private prosperity.

Chinese-English (CC-CEDICT)

mourning garments

to decline/to wane/to become weak or feeble

Chinesisch-Deutsch (HanDeDict)

Chinois-Français (CFDICT)

Cantonese slang

Cantonese (transcription)