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yield
used in The Age of Innocence

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yield to pressure
Definition
to give in, give way, or give up
  • This was her answer to his final appeal of the other day: if she would not take the extreme step he had urged, she had at last yielded to half-measures.
    Chapter 30 (80% in)
  • The wearer of this unusual dress, who seemed quite unconscious of the attention it was attracting, stood a moment in the centre of the box, discussing with Mrs. Welland the propriety of taking the latter's place in the front right-hand corner; then she yielded with a slight smile, and seated herself in line with Mrs. Welland's sister-in-law, Mrs. Lovell Mingott, who was installed in the opposite corner.
    Chapter 1 (80% in)
  • He had even yielded to her wish for a long engagement, since she had found the one disarming answer to his plea for haste.
    Chapter 11 (36% in)
  • His hour with M. Riviere had put new air into his lungs, and his first impulse had been to invite him to dine the next day; but he was beginning to understand why married men did not always immediately yield to their first impulses.
    Chapter 20 (85% in)

There are no more uses of "yield" flagged with this meaning in The Age of Innocence.

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  • She merely looked paler, with darker shadows in the folds and recesses of her obesity; and, in the fluted mob-cap tied by a starched bow between her first two chins, and the muslin kerchief crossed over her billowing purple dressing-gown, she seemed like some shrewd and kindly ancestress of her own who might have yielded too freely to the pleasures of the table.
    Chapter 30 (61% in)

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