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yield
used in Jane Eyre

2 meanings, 26 uses
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1  —6 uses as in:
will yield valuable data
Definition
to produce (usually something wanted); or the thing or amount produced
  • One gleam of light lifted into relief a half-submerged mast, on which sat a cormorant, dark and large, with wings flecked with foam; its beak held a gold bracelet set with gems, that I had touched with as brilliant tints as my palette could yield, and as glittering distinctness as my pencil could impart.
    Chapter 13 (71% in)
yield = produce
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • If she had managed the victory at once, and he had yielded and sincerely laid his heart at her feet, I should have covered my face, turned to the wall, and (figuratively) have died to them.
    Chapter 18 (35% in)
  • yielded = given
  • Sweet-briar and southernwood, jasmine, pink, and rose have long been yielding their evening sacrifice of incense: this new scent is neither of shrub nor flower; it is — I know it well — it is Mr. Rochester's cigar.
    Chapter 23 (11% in)
  • yielding = producing
  • "Ask something more," he said presently; "it is my delight to be entreated, and to yield."
    Chapter 24 (37% in)
  • yield = give
  • He expressed once, and but once in my hearing, a strong sense of the rugged charm of the hills, and an inborn affection for the dark roof and hoary walls he called his home; but there was more of gloom than pleasure in the tone and words in which the sentiment was manifested; and never did he seem to roam the moors for the sake of their soothing silence — never seek out or dwell upon the thousand peaceful delights they could yield.
    Chapter 30 (29% in)
  • yield = provide or give
  • Much enjoyment I do not expect in the life opening before me: yet it will, doubtless, if I regulate my mind, and exert my powers as I ought, yield me enough to live on from day to day.
    Chapter 31 (10% in)
yield = provide or give
There are no more uses of "yield" flagged with this meaning in Jane Eyre.

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2  —20 uses as in:
yield to pressure
Definition
to give in, give way, or give up
  • In listening, I sobbed convulsively; for I could repress what I endured no longer; I was obliged to yield, and I was shaken from head to foot with acute distress.
    Chapter 23 (53% in)
yield = give in
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • I gave another tug before I answered, for I wanted the bird to be secure of its bread: the sash yielded; I scattered the crumbs, some on the stone sill, some on the cherry-tree bough, then, closing the window, I replied — "No, Bessie; I have only just finished dusting."
    Chapter 4 (32% in)
  • yielded = gave way (moved)
  • I felt the impression of woe as she spoke, but I could not tell whence it came; and when, having done speaking, she breathed a little fast and coughed a short cough, I momentarily forgot my own sorrows to yield to a vague concern for her.
    Chapter 8 (30% in)
  • yield = give in
  • Nor was it unwarranted: in five minutes more the grating key, the yielding lock, warned me my watch was relieved.
    Chapter 20 (44% in)
  • yielding = giving way (opening)
  • "You should not have yielded: you should have grappled with her at once," said Mr. Rochester.
    Chapter 20 (49% in)
  • yielded = given in
  • To agitate him thus deeply, by a resistance he so abhorred, was cruel: to yield was out of the question.
    Chapter 27 (28% in)
  • yield = give in
  •   "Then you will not yield?"
      "No."
      "Then you condemn me to live wretched and to die accursed?"
    Chapter 27 (78% in)
  • yield = give in (or give what is asked)
  • His fury was wrought to the highest: he must yield to it for a moment, whatever followed; he crossed the floor and seized my arm and grasped my waist.
    Chapter 27 (82% in)
  • yield = give in (surrender)
  • I walked a long time, and when I thought I had nearly done enough, and might conscientiously yield to the fatigue that almost overpowered me — might relax this forced action, and, sitting down on a stone I saw near, submit resistlessly to the apathy that clogged heart and limb — I heard a bell chime — a church bell.
    Chapter 28 (20% in)
  • yield = give in (surrender)
  • It was my nature to feel pleasure in yielding to an authority supported like hers, and to bend, where my conscience and self-respect permitted, to an active will.
    Chapter 29 (51% in)
  • yielding = giving in
  • Yet he whom it describes scarcely impressed one with the idea of a gentle, a yielding, an impressible, or even of a placid nature.
    Chapter 29 (62% in)
  • yielding = giving in (to get along with others)
  • It is well for you that a low fever has forced you to abstain for the last three days: there would have been danger in yielding to the cravings of your appetite at first.
    Chapter 29 (67% in)
  • yielding = giving in
  • Very well; I hope you feel the content you express: at any rate, your good sense will tell you that it is too soon yet to yield to the vacillating fears of Lot's wife.
    Chapter 31 (40% in)
  • yield = give in (surrender)

    (editor's note:  Lot's wife is a character in the Old Testament (Bible). Like Jane, she left a sinful situation, but is thought by many to have vacillated in her conviction when she defied God's orders and looked back toward the city she was fleeing.)
  • Fancy me yielding and melting, as I am doing: human love rising like a freshly opened fountain in my mind and overflowing with sweet inundation all the field I have so carefully and with such labour prepared — so assiduously sown with the seeds of good intentions, of self-denying plans.
    Chapter 32 (69% in)
  • yielding = giving in
  • "Well, then," he said, "I yield; if not to your earnestness, to your perseverance: as stone is worn by continual dropping."
    Chapter 33 (58% in)
  • yield = give in (or give what is asked)
  • — they yielded at length so far as to consent to put the affair to arbitration.
    Chapter 33 (99% in)
  • yielded = gave in
  • To have yielded then would have been an error of principle; to have yielded now would have been an error of judgment.
    Chapter 35 (81% in)
  • yielded = given in
  • To have yielded then would have been an error of principle; to have yielded now would have been an error of judgment.
    Chapter 35 (81% in)
  • yielded = given in
  • Yet I knew all the time, if I yielded now, I should not the less be made to repent, some day, of my former rebellion.
    Chapter 35 (85% in)
  • yielded = gave in
  • He loved me so truly, that he knew no reluctance in profiting by my attendance: he felt I loved him so fondly, that to yield that attendance was to indulge my sweetest wishes.
    Chapter 38 — Conclusion (65% in)
yield = give in (accept)
There are no more uses of "yield" flagged with this meaning in Jane Eyre.

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