Definition of 一体



  • (what) the heck; (why) in the world; (who) on earth - before an interrogative, forms an emphatic question


  • one object; one body; unity
  • one form; one style
  • one Buddhist image (or carving, etc.)

adverbial noun:

Example Sentences

What do you believe is true even though you cannot prove it?
We are aiming for an integrated development zone that combines business and industrial quarters.
What have you been getting up to till now?!
There was nothing wrong with their ability, it was just that the expense for each unit was so vast that the cost performance was bad.
What on earth spurred them to such an action?

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