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yield
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Frankenstein
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  • She had at first yielded to our entreaties, but when she heard that the life of her favourite was menaced, she could no longer control her anxiety.
  • Everything was made to yield to her wishes and her convenience.

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  • With his permission my mother prevailed on her rustic guardians to yield their charge to her.
  • I fear that he will become an idler unless we yield the point and permit him to enter on the profession which he has selected.
  • It was a most beautiful season; never did the fields bestow a more plentiful harvest or the vines yield a more luxuriant vintage, but my eyes were insensible to the charms of nature.
  • Winter, spring, and summer passed away during my labours; but I did not watch the blossom or the expanding leaves—sights which before always yielded me supreme delight—so deeply was I engrossed in my occupation.
  • My father yielded at length to my desire to avoid society and strove by various arguments to banish my despair.
  • Still, as I urged our leaving Ireland with such inquietude and impatience, my father thought it best to yield.

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as in: will yield valuable data Define
to produce something wanted; or the thing or amount produced
as in: yield to pressure Define
to give in, give way, or give up
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