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yield
used in All Quiet on the Western Front

4 uses
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Definition
to give in, give way, or give up
  • We have yielded no more than a few hundred yards of it as a prize to the enemy.
    Chapter 6 (96% in)
yielded = given up
  • With one lunge, I shoot as flat as a fish over the ground; there it whistles again, quickly I crouch together, claw for cover, feel something on the left, shove in beside it, it gives way, I groan, the earth leaps, the blast thunders in my ears, I creep under the yielding thing, cover myself with it, draw it over me, it is wood, cloth, cover, cover, miserable cover against the whizzing splinters.
    Chapter 4 (69% in)
  • yielding = easily moved (giving way)
  • The next throw whizzes obliquely over the corner and clears a passage; as we run past we toss handfuls down into the dug-outs, the earth shudders, it crashes, smokes and groans, we stumble over slippery lumps of flesh, over yielding bodies; I fall into an open belly on which lies a clean, new officer's cap.
    Chapter 6 (49% in)
  • yielding = soft (giving way)
  • But I—I am lost in remoteness, in weakness, and in a passion to which I yield myself trustingly.
    Chapter 7 (24% in)
yield = give up
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