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  • On the way home from shopping she yielded, as a pup would have yielded.
  • On the way home from shopping she yielded, as a pup would have yielded.

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  • She wasn’t going to yield to the village and let down; she was going to keep up a belief in the rite of tea, to which she had always looked forward as the symbol of a leisurely fine existence.
  • Mrs. Dave Dyer broke into Carol’s peroration with a furious, "That’s all very well, but believe me, I do those things myself when I’m without a maid—and that’s a good share of the time for a person that isn’t willing to yield and pay exorbitant wages!"
  • He asked the veterinarian about the value of different breeds of stock; he inquired of Lyman Cass whether or not Einar Gyseldson really had had a yield of forty bushels of wheat to the acre.
  • They ground their own corn; the men-folks shot ducks and pigeons and prairie chickens; the new breakings yielded the turnip-like rutabagas, which they ate raw and boiled and baked and raw again.
  • She pondered, half-way between yielding and refusal.
  • II She found no inspiration but she did find a dependable kindness in Mrs. Westlake, and at last she yielded to the old woman’s receptivity and had relief in sobbing the story of Bea.
  • She had a reasonless dread that they would intrude on her, then a fear that she would yield to Gopher Prairie’s conception of duty toward an Aunt Bessie and go down-stairs to be "nice."

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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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