Mrs. Meade was disobedient for the first time in her married life and flatly refused to yield to the doctor’s command that she take the train to safety.
She was no longer plastic clay, yielding imprint to each new experience.
Scarlett thought of the scores of bales Tara usually yielded and her head hurt worse.
The trouser pockets yielded nothing except a candle end, a jackknife, a plug of tobacco and a bit of twine.
There had been nothing to eat except milk since breakfast, for the yams were exhausted and Pork’s snares and fishlines had yielded nothing.
But, she told herself time and again, she would have to walk easily, gingerly, be meek under insults, yielding to injustices, never giving offense to anyone, black or white, who might do her harm.
She felt again the rush of helplessness, the sinking yielding, the surging tide of warmth that left her limp.
The girls thought he must be one of the little cadets who had been called out of military school when Sherman approached Milledgeville but they never knew, for he died without regaining consciousness and a search of his pockets yielded no information.
Had Ashley yielded, she could have gone away with him and left family and friends without a backward look but, even in her emptiness, she knew it would have torn her heart to leave these dear red hills and long washed gullies and gaunt black pines.
Mammy had never yielded an inch from her stand that Rhett was a mule in horse harness.