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yield
as in:  yield to pressure


The country vowed not to yield to pressure from its larger neighbors.
  to give in, give way, or give up
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  • The country vowed not to yield to pressure from its larger neighbors.
  • After the scandal, she yielded to public pressure and resigned her position.
  • 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.

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  • 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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