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as in: will yield valuable data Define
to produce something wanted; or the thing or amount produced
  • The discovery could yield a more effective treatment for diabetes.
  • The experiment yielded data that raised a new set of questions.

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  • A warmer climate has reduced crop yields in the area.
  • It’s a tradeoff. Bonds that yield more interest have more risk.
  • I want a high-yield investment.
  • All of the disputed territories contain valuable minerals, and some of them yield important vegetable products such as rubber which in colder climates it is necessary to synthesize by comparatively expensive methods.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Something, something . And on either side of the river was there a tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month; And the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • The following week the knot-hole yielded a tarnished medal.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • It may, after all, be the bad habit of creative talents to invest themselves in pathological extremes that yield remarkable insights but no durable way of life for those who cannot translate their psychic wounds into significant art or thought.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • There were three married couples and Jordan’s escort, a persistent undergraduate given to violent innuendo, and obviously under the impression that sooner or later Jordan was going to yield him up her person to a greater or lesser degree.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby

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  • But I—I am lost in remoteness, in weakness, and in a passion to which I yield myself trustingly.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • An extensive search of the medical and botanical literature yielded not a single indication that any part of H. alpinum is poisonous.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Puzzled by these questions, and troubled, I am hoping that the rusting hulk of Fairbanks bus 142 will yield some clues.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
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as in: yield to pressure Define
to give in, give way, or give up
  • The country vowed not to yield to pressure from its larger neighbors.
  • After the scandal, she yielded to public pressure and resigned her position.

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  • A yield sign means you do not have the right-of-way if other cars are also approaching the intersection.
  • When a mountain road narrows to one lane, it is polite and efficient for the car driving down hill to yield to the car going up hill.
  • Misfortune has broken my once haughty spirit; I yield, I submit; ’tis my fate.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • It was filled with some kind of heavy, sand-like stuff which yielded wherever you touched it.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • The pile was so rotten, and now so tinder-dry, that whole limbs yielded passionately to the yellow flames that poured upwards and shook a great beard of flame twenty feet in the air.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • I will not yield,
    To kiss the ground before young Malcolm’s feet,
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • We have yielded no more than a few hundred yards of it as a prize to the enemy.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • First mate angry, said it was folly, and to yield to such foolish ideas...
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula

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  • As I descend the stairs, I can’t help brushing my fingers along the unblemished white marble walls. So cold and beautiful. Even in the Capitol, there’s nothing to match the magnificence of this old building. But there is no give to the surface—only my flesh yields, my warmth taken. Stone conquers people every time.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • If good, why do I yield to that suggestion
    Whose horrid image doth unfix my hair,
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • It is a very strange thing, this sleep-walking, for as soon as her will is thwarted in any physical way, her intention, if there be any, disappears, and she yields herself almost exactly to the routine of her life.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Wherever his hands moved it was all as yielding as water.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Presently he got one to suit, after a little play back and forward the bolt yielded, and with a rusty clang, shot back.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • And, he yielding to her, she pulled him down sitting on the bedside, and clung to him fiercely.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • I bear a charmed life, which must not yield
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • He turned the handle as he spoke, but the door did not yield.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • There, in the coffin lay no longer the foul Thing that we had so dreaded and grown to hate that the work of her destruction was yielded as a privilege to the one best entitled to it, but Lucy as we had seen her in life, with her face of unequalled sweetness and purity.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Then yield thee, coward,
    And live to...
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • Mrs. Harker yielded to the hypnotic influence even less readily than this morning.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • For it have to yield to the powers that come from, and are, symbolic of good.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • They produced no effect, however, until the regular time, when she yielded with a still greater difficulty, only a minute before the sun rose.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • But now, she seems to yield at once, as if by habit, and scarcely any action is needed.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • I made a couch with furs, and Madam Mina, lying down, yield herself as usual, but more slow and more short time than ever, to the hypnotic sleep.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Under the efforts of both men the lid began to yield.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • With one lunge, I shoot as flat as a fish over the ground; there it whistles again, quickly I crouch together, claw for cover, feel something on the left, shove in beside it, it gives way, I groan, the earth leaps, the blast thunders in my ears, I creep under the yielding thing, cover myself with it, draw it over me, it is wood, cloth, cover, cover, miserable cover against the whizzing splinters.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • The next throw whizzes obliquely over the corner and clears a passage; as we run past we toss handfuls down into the dug-outs, the earth shudders, it crashes, smokes and groans, we stumble over slippery lumps of flesh, over yielding bodies; I fall into an open belly on which lies a clean, new officer’s cap.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Certain it was that I was lapsing into sleep, the open eyed sleep of one who yields to a sweet fascination, when there came through the snow-stilled air a long, low wail, so full of woe and pity that it woke me like the sound of a clarion.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
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  • She had at first yielded to our entreaties, but when she heard that the life of her favourite was menaced, she could no longer control her anxiety.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Everything was made to yield to her wishes and her convenience.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein

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  • For when I yielded to the temptation presented by the casks, and began to walk on them, I saw her walking on them at the end of the yard of casks.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • And in exceptional cases we can make one ovary yield us over fifteen thousand adult individuals.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • To yield readily—easily—to the persuasion of a friend is no merit with you.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • Quietly he read, restraining himself, the first column and, yielding but resisting, began the second.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • But at last all these fancies yielded to that one portentous something in the picture’s midst.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • It yields the article commonly known as whalebone or baleen; and the oil specially known as "whale oil," an inferior article in commerce.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Yield:—come before my father.
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • How well this yielding rescues thee from shame!
    William Shakespeare  --  Love’s Labour’s Lost

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  • I do protest I never heard of it; And, if you prove it, I’ll repay it back Or yield up Aquitaine.
    William Shakespeare  --  Love’s Labour’s Lost
  • Come on; We’ll visit Caliban my slave, who never Yields us kind answer.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Tempest
  • Injurious wasps, to feed on such sweet honey And kill the bees that yield it with your stings!
    William Shakespeare  --  The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • The clear streams and running brooks yielded their savoury limpid waters in noble abundance.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Their mutton yields to ours, but their beef is excellent.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • But something drew her towards it, and she could yield to it or resist it at will.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Interlink’d, food-yielding lands!
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • The cattle which had seemed so beautiful in the country on sunny days revolted him and he could not even look at the milk they yielded.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • Mrs. Rushworth being obliged to yield to Lady Bertram’s staying at home, could only be sorry.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • To both conditions, Newman was compelled to yield.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • "To-morrow, my dear friend," said Edmond, desirous of not yielding to the old man’s madness.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Uneasiness now yielded to the most extreme dread on the part of those present.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • These tremendous undertakings yielded to his determination; one by one they were announced to Mrs. Babbitt and smashed through to accomplishment.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • On the way home from shopping she yielded, as a pup would have yielded.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • Down from the steep of heav’n Cyllenius flies, And cleaves with all his wings the yielding skies.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • When you choose an elder, you renounce your own will and yield it to him in complete submission, complete self-abnegation.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • At any moment I was ready to make peace — yes and to spare her life too, if only she would yield me the throne.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Magician’s Nephew
  • We had to prove the input/yield threshold could be safely crossed.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • He did not look once at the dead man, did not yield to any depressing influence, and was one of the first to leave the room.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  The Death of Ivan Ilych
  • The turf was deep and yielding, and that helped them: but it seemed a long slow business.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • But I will not yield the River and the Pelennor unfought — not if there is a captain here who has still the courage to do his lord’s will.’
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Return of the King
  • She had yielded to a passing impulse in going to Lawrence Selden’s rooms, and it was so seldom that she could allow herself the luxury of an impulse!
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • "There are such lots of horrors this morning," she added, clearing a space in the centre of the confusion and rising to yield her seat to Miss Bart.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • But, for reasons the most imperative, she could not yield to his request.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • With what difficulty had they persuaded her to yield them the paddock for it—the paddock that she loved more dearly than the garden itself!
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • The poet’s already sickly doublet yielded its last sigh in this struggle.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • "Halt, rascals, and yield me that wench!" suddenly shouted in a voice of thunder, a cavalier who appeared suddenly from a neighboring square.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • As soon as one strip of husk was down, the rest obeyed and the ear yielded up to him its shy rows, exposed at last.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • It would be worth no man’s while to mislead me; it would really be too easy—too poor a success, to yield any satisfaction.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • The rich soil yields heavy harvests; the dry, bracing climate and the smoothness of the land make labor easy for men and beasts.
    Willa Cather  --  O Pioneers!
  • He would not let himself yield entirely to the proud joy that filled him; but presently his distrust of the fates gave way before a wild happiness.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • He pushed it with the tips of his fingers and the hinges yielded with a mournful and articulate moan that left a frozen echo inside of him.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Few had yielded entirely, but none were untouched.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • It either yields, and the foot sinks into a depression, or else it is unexpectedly rigid and sharp, pressing stones or crystals against the tread.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • Instead of putting it off and hastening along, she yielded herself up to the pull, and stood passively still.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • I was; but I do find more pain in banishment Than death can yield me here by my abode.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Life and Death of King Richard III
  • There were the crowds, hurrying with the same buzz and energy yielding enthusiasm.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • Now she felt that she had yielded something he, that he had gained a victory.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • She really did not see anything clearer than before, but she was getting into that frame of mind where, out of sympathy, a woman yields.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
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