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yield
used in And Then There Were None

2 uses
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Definition
to give in, give way, or give up
  • But Emily Brent was not one to be swayed by public opinion. She sat unyielding.
    p. 66.5
unyielding = firm (not giving in to what others wanted)

(editor's note:  The prefix "un-" in unyielding means not and reverses the meaning of yielding. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.)
  • Enveloped in an aura of righteousness and unyielding principles, Miss Brent sat in her crowded third-class carriage and triumphed over its discomfort and its heat.
    p. 7.7
unyielding = strict

(editor's note:  The prefix "un-" in unyielding means not and reverses the meaning of yielding. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.)
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