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yield
used in The Great Gatsby

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Definition
to give in, give way, or give up
  • 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.
    p. 44.8
yield = give in (surrender)

(editor's note:  This sentence confuses many modern readers. It uses person as a synonym for body; i.e., Jordan's escort thinks Jordan will agree to some degree of sexual interaction. The sentence could be interpreted as "There are three married couples and Jordan's escort, an undergraduate persistently making romantic advances toward Jordan and fond of making statements with second meanings of a blunt sexual nature. He was obviously under the impression that eventually Jordan will agree to some degree of sexual interaction.")
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