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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde - (13 chapter version)
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yield
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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde - (13 chapter version)
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  • The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.
  • We degenerate into hideous puppets, haunted by the memory of the passions of which we were too much afraid, and the exquisite temptations that we did not dare to yield to.

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  • Was it to alter now with every mood to which he yielded?
  • He watched it with that strange interest in trivial things that we try to develop when things of high import make us afraid, or when we are stirred by some new emotion, for which we cannot find expression, or when some thought that terrifies us lays sudden siege to the brain and calls on us to yield.
  • The windows yielded easily: the bolts were old.
  • His unreal and selfish love would yield to some higher influence, would be transformed into some nobler passion, and the portrait that Basil Hallward had painted of him would be a guide to him through life, would be to him what holiness was to some, and conscience to others, and the fear of God to us 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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