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yield
used in The Fellowship of the Ring

7 uses
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Definition
to give in, give way, or give up
  • Frodo was just yielding to the temptation to lie down again when a dark shape, hardly visible, floated close to one of the moored boats.
    2.9 — Book 2 Chapter 9 — The Great River (28% in)
yielding = giving in (surrendering)
  • Each time they climbed down they found the hollow filled with thick bushes and matted undergrowth, which somehow would not yield to the left, but only gave way when they turned to the right; and they had to go some distance along the bottom before they could find a way up the further bank.
    1.6 — Book 1 Chapter 6 — The Old Forest (43% in)
  • yield = give way (move)
  • He sat up, and felt the soft pillows yield to his hands, and he lay down again relieved.
    1.7 — Book 1 Chapter 7 — In the House of Tom Bombadil (40% in)
  • yield = give way
  • At a second blow the door yielded and fell back, with timbers burst and lock broken.
    1.11 — Book 1 Chapter 11 — A Knife in the Dark (3% in)
  • yielded = gave way (moved)
  • He did not forget the Barrow, nor the message of Gandalf; but something seemed to be compelling him to disregard all warnings, and he longed to yield. [to the temptation to put on the Ring]
    1.11 — Book 1 Chapter 11 — A Knife in the Dark (96% in)
  • yield = give in (surrender)
  • We fear that he may yield.
    2.2 — Book 2 Chapter 2 — The Council of Elrond (9% in)
  • yield = give in (surrender)
  • Yet at last, as his shadow grew, Saruman yielded, and the Council put forth its strength and drove the evil out of Mirkwood and that was in the very year of the finding of this Ring: a strange chance, if chance it was.
    2.2 — Book 2 Chapter 2 — The Council of Elrond (35% in)
yielded = gave way (was pushed back)
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