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yield
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Persuasion
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  • It is the worst evil of too yielding and indecisive a character, that no influence over it can be depended on.
  • The lady could not but yield to such joint entreaties, and promise to stay.

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  • When I yielded, I thought it was to duty, but no duty could be called in aid here.
  • I could think of you only as one who had yielded, who had given me up, who had been influenced by any one rather than by me.
  • If I was wrong in yielding to persuasion once, remember that it was to persuasion exerted on the side of safety, not of risk.
  • It had been gradually yielding to the better hopes which her looks, or words, or actions occasionally encouraged; it had been vanquished at last by those sentiments and those tones which had reached him while she talked with Captain Harville; and under the irresistible governance of which he had seized a sheet of paper, and poured out his feelings.

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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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