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Ethan Frome
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  • He hesitated, and I had the impression that he felt himself about to yield to a stealing tide of inertia; then, "Thank you-I’ll take it," he answered shortly.
  • I had been told that Frome was poor, and that the saw-mill and the arid acres of his farm yielded scarcely enough to keep his household through the winter; but I had not supposed him to be in such want as Harmon’s words implied, and I expressed my wonder.

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  • He reached the kitchen-porch and turned the door-handle; but the door did not yield to his touch.
  • The answer seemed to satisfy her, or else she yielded to the power of his voice.

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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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