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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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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