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yield
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Lord of the Flies
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as in: yield to pressure Define
to give in, give way, or give up
  • The pile was so rotten, and now so tinder-dry, that whole limbs yielded passionately to the yellow flames that poured upwards and shook a great beard of flame twenty feet in the air.

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  • The country vowed not to yield to pressure from its larger neighbors.
  • After the scandal, she yielded to public pressure and resigned her position.

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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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