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yield
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Northanger Abbey
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  • He yielded implicitly, and would fetch his hat and attend them in a moment.
  • The pinery had yielded only one hundred in the last year.

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  • The lock yielded to her hand, and, luckily, with no sullen sound that could alarm a human being.
  • Catherine dared not doubt beyond her own country, and even of that, if hard pressed, would have yielded the northern and western extremities.
  • Again, therefore, she applied herself to the key, and after moving it in every possible way for some instants with the determined celerity of hope’s last effort, the door suddenly yielded to her hand: her heart leaped with exultation at such a victory, and having thrown open each folding door, the second being secured only by bolts of less wonderful construction than the lock, though in that her eye could not discern anything unusual, a double range of small drawers appeared in view,
  • That the general should come forward to solicit the alliance, or that he should even very heartily approve it, they were not refined enough to make any parading stipulation; but the decent appearance of consent must be yielded, and that once obtained—and their own hearts made them trust that it could not be very long denied—their willing approbation was instantly to follow.

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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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