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yield
used in Unbroken by Hillenbrand

2 meanings, 8 uses
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1  —7 uses as in:
will yield valuable data
Definition
to produce (usually something wanted); or the thing or amount produced
  • Louie caught a few fish, once parlaying a tiny one, thrown into the raft by a whitecap, into bait that yielded a comparatively fat pilot fish.
    p. 149.8
yielded = produced

(editor's note:  In this context, parlaying means "transforming or using to get something more valuable.")
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • It yielded little information.
    p. 131.9
  • yielded = gave
  • Intensive searching had yielded nothing.
    p. 137.7
  • yielded = produced
  • Many weeks passed, and the military's search yielded no trace of Louie, his crew, or his plane.
    p. 212.7
  • yielded = produced
  • The letter said that given the failure of the search to yield any clues, the military had been forced to accept that Louie and the rest of the men on the plane were gone.
    p. 213.4
  • yield = produce; or the amount produced
  • One American built a secret compartment in his canteen, filling the bottom with stolen alcohol while the top, upon inspection, yielded only water.
    p. 243.9
  • yielded = produced
  • The winter's push to find Watanabe had yielded no clues, and the police were again doubling their efforts.
    p. 358.9
yielded = produced
There are no more uses of "yield" flagged with this meaning in Unbroken by Hillenbrand.

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2  —1 use as in:
yield to pressure
Definition
to give in, give way, or give up
  • Officials waved at Casey, who tried to yield, but Bright and Louie came to him before he could get out of the way.
    p. 23.0
yield = give way
There are no more uses of "yield" flagged with this meaning in Unbroken by Hillenbrand.

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