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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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yield
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • The cattle which had seemed so beautiful in the country on sunny days revolted him and he could not even look at the milk they yielded.
  • He saw her urge her vanities, her fine dress and sash and long black stockings, and knew that he had yielded to them a thousand times.

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  • He—he himself—his body to which he had yielded was dying.
  • Eve yielded to the wiles of the archtempter.
  • Every impure thought, deliberately yielded to, is a keen lance transfixing that sacred and loving heart.
  • Till he yield to me?
  • Time was to sin in secrecy, to indulge in that sloth and pride, to covet the unlawful, to yield to the promptings of your lower nature, to live like the beasts of the field, nay worse than the beasts of the field, for they, at least, are but brutes and have no reason to guide them: time was, but time shall be no more.
  • And he tasted in the language of memory ambered wines, dying fallings of sweet airs, the proud pavan, and saw with the eyes of memory kind gentlewomen in Covent Garden wooing from their balconies with sucking mouths and the pox-fouled wenches of the taverns and young wives that, gaily yielding to their ravishers, clipped and clipped again.
  • Her nakedness yielded to him, radiant, warm, odorous and lavish-limbed, enfolded him like a shining cloud, enfolded him like water with a liquid life; and like a cloud of vapour or like waters circumfluent in space the liquid letters of speech, symbols of the element of mystery, flowed forth over his brain.
  • Then, almost at the instant of that touch, almost at the verge of sinful consent, he found himself standing far away from the flood upon a dry shore, saved by a sudden act of the will or a sudden ejaculation; and, seeing the silver line of the flood far away and beginning again its slow advance towards his feet, a new thrill of power and satisfaction shook his soul to know that he had not yielded nor undone all.

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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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