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yield
used in Gulliver's Travels

2 meanings, 4 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
will yield valuable data
Definition
to produce (usually something wanted); or the thing or amount produced
  • My eldest uncle John had left me an estate in land, near Epping, of about thirty pounds a-year; and I had a long lease of the Black Bull in Fetter-Lane, which yielded me as much more; so that I was not in any danger of leaving my family upon the parish.
    Part 1 — A Voyage to Lilliput (**% in)
yielded = produced
There are no more uses of "yield" flagged with this meaning in Gulliver's Travels.

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2  —3 uses as in:
yield to pressure
Definition
to give in, give way, or give up
  • Their mutton yields to ours, but their beef is excellent.
    Part 1 — A Voyage to Lilliput (75% in)
yields = gives way (in claiming superiority)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • But I had soon reason to repent those foolish words: for that malicious reprobate, having often endeavoured in vain to persuade both the captains that I might be thrown into the sea (which they would not yield to, after the promise made me that I should not die), however, prevailed so far, as to have a punishment inflicted on me, worse, in all human appearance, than death itself.
    Part 3 — A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, .... (3% in)
  • yield = give in
  • ...the inhabitants, taking a fancy to use the service of the Yahoos, had, very imprudently, neglected to cultivate the breed of asses, which are a comely animal, easily kept, more tame and orderly, without any offensive smell, strong enough for labour, although they yield to the other in agility of body, and if their braying be no agreeable sound, it is far preferable to the horrible howlings of the Yahoos.
    Part 4 — A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnms (66% in)
yield = give way (in claiming superiority)
There are no more uses of "yield" flagged with this meaning in Gulliver's Travels.

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