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yield
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Babbitt
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  • These tremendous undertakings yielded to his determination; one by one they were announced to Mrs. Babbitt and smashed through to accomplishment.
  • Babbitt was frightened, but he had an agonized instinct that if he yielded in this he would yield in everything.

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  • Babbitt was frightened, but he had an agonized instinct that if he yielded in this he would yield in everything.
  • So, as they drove up to St. Mary’s Hospital, with the nurses already laying out the instruments for an operation to save her life, it was she who consoled him and kissed the place to make it well, and though he tried to be gruff and mature, he yielded to her and was glad to be babied.

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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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