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yield
used in Main Street

2 meanings, 11 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
  • He asked the veterinarian about the value of different breeds of stock; he inquired of Lyman Cass whether or not Einar Gyseldson really had had a yield of forty bushels of wheat to the acre.
    Chapter 16 (22% in)
yield = production
There are no more uses of "yield" flagged with this meaning in Main Street.

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2  —5 uses as in:
yield to pressure
Definition
to give in, give way, or give up
  • She wasn't going to yield to the village and let down; she was going to keep up a belief in the rite of tea, to which she had always looked forward as the symbol of a leisurely fine existence.
    Chapter 10 (2% in)
yield = give in, give way, or give up
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She had a reasonless dread that they would intrude on her, then a fear that she would yield to Gopher Prairie's conception of duty toward an Aunt Bessie and go down-stairs to be "nice."
    Chapter 24 (63% in)
  • She felt the demand for standardized behavior coming in waves from all the citizens who sat in their sitting-rooms watching her with respectable eyes, waiting, demanding, unyielding.
    Chapter 24 (64% in)
  • She found no inspiration but she did find a dependable kindness in Mrs. Westlake, and at last she yielded to the old woman's receptivity and had relief in sobbing the story of Bea.
    Chapter 27 (37% in)
  • He looked at her unyielding.
    Chapter 31 (17% in)

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exact meaning not specified
  • Mrs. Dave Dyer broke into Carol's peroration with a furious, "That's all very well, but believe me, I do those things myself when I'm without a maid—and that's a good share of the time for a person that isn't willing to yield and pay exorbitant wages!"
    Chapter 7 (84% in)
  • On the way home from shopping she yielded, as a pup would have yielded.
    Chapter 7 (44% in)
  • On the way home from shopping she yielded, as a pup would have yielded.
    Chapter 7 (44% in)
  • They ground their own corn; the men-folks shot ducks and pigeons and prairie chickens; the new breakings yielded the turnip-like rutabagas, which they ate raw and boiled and baked and raw again.
    Chapter 12 (68% in)
  • She pondered, half-way between yielding and refusal.
    Chapter 33 (23% in)

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