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yield
used in The Bluest Eye

3 uses
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Definition
to give in, give way, or give up
  • When I took it to bed, its hard unyielding limbs resisted my flesh—the tapered fingertips on those dimpled hands scratched.
    2 — Autumn (23% in)
  • It never occurred to either of us that the earth itself might have been unyielding.
    1 — Beginning (85% in)
  • What is clear now is that of all of that hope, fear, lust, love, and grief, nothing remains but Pecola and the unyielding earth.
    1 — Beginning (94% in)

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