When you choose an elder, you renounce your own will and yield it to him in complete submission, complete self-abnegation.
They don’t yield to fate.
Alyosha had given his opinion at the time, blushing, and angry with himself for having yielded to his brother’s entreaties and put such "foolish" ideas into words.
To prevail upon her by force or kindness was also impossible: she would yield to nothing.
He stood, stupefied, wondering how he, after all a man of intelligence, could have yielded to such folly, have been led into such an adventure, and have kept it up for almost twenty-four hours, fussing round this Lyagavy, wetting his head.
I repeat it again, I yield to no one the defense of the criminal.
"But in the course of his heated speech my esteemed opponent (and he was my opponent before I opened my lips) exclaimed several times, ’Oh, I will not yield the defense of the prisoner to the lawyer who has come down from Petersburg.