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yield
used in The Merchant of Venice

4 uses
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Definition
to give in, give way, or give up
  • You press me far, and therefore I will yield.
    4.1 — Act 4 Scene 1 — Venice. A court of justice (93% in)
yield = give in
  • Besides, the lottery of my destiny
    Bars me the right of voluntary choosing;
    But, if my father had not scanted me
    And hedg'd me by his wit, to yield myself
    His wife who wins me by that means I told you,
    Yourself, renowned Prince, then stood as fair
    As any comer I have look'd on yet
    For my affection.
    2.1 — Act 2 Scene 1 — Belmont. A room in PORTIA's house (42% in)
  • yield = give up
  • I'll not be made a soft and dull-eyed fool,
    To shake the head, relent, and sigh, and yield
    To Christian intercessors.
    3.3 — Act 3 Scene 3 — Venice. A street (46% in)
  • yield = give in
  • Must yield to such inevitable shame
    4.1 — Act 4 Scene 1 — Venice. A court of justice (12% in)
yield = give in
There are no more uses of "yield" in The Merchant of Venice.

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