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yield
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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yield to pressure
Definition
to give in, give way, or give up
  • The class loved Sartre and Camus—the concept of "the unyielding evidence of a life without consolation" was thrilling to us teenagers.
    p. 314.9
  • And I know that is a story my mother wouldn't have yielded to Dan.
    p. 112.3
  • Chief Pike had carried the fallen postal thespian into the bracing night air, where Mr. Morrison had revived with a vengeance—wrestling in the snow with Gravesend's determined chief of police, until Mr. Morrison yielded to the strong arm of the law.
    p. 257.4
  • In the end, I yielded to Mrs. Brocklebank's frenzy to educate herself; I said I'd lend her my copy of The Life of the Tidepool.
    p. 318.0

There are no more uses of "yield" flagged with this meaning in A Prayer for Owen Meany.

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  • Those two devotions need not necessarily yield an unexciting life, but my life has been determinedly unexciting; my life is a reading list.
    p. 580.7
  • But Harriet Wheelwright was fair-minded enough, and smart enough, to yield in the case of a small difference of opinion.
    p. 45.9
  • The subject of "concerned" parents and alumni yielded an especially lively and controversial column for The Voice.
    p. 294.6

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