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 Meanings and Examples of YIELD
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
yield
 v.  produce something positive such as a profit; give forth a natural product
 v.  stop in order to allow other vehicles to go past; give up the control of something
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  He reached the kitchen-porch and turned the door-handle; but the door did not yield to his touch.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IV
2  Mrs. Meade was disobedient for the first time in her married life and flatly refused to yield to the doctor's command that she take the train to safety.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
3  "There are such lots of horrors this morning," she added, clearing a space in the centre of the confusion and rising to yield her seat to Miss Bart.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
4  Selden's mind was of this order: he could yield to vision-making influences as completely as a child to the spell of a fairy-tale.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
5  Selden rose, and she drew a deep breath, feeling that soon she could yield to the blessed waves.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
6  Regina had a strong prejudice against untrained assistance, and was induced to yield only by the fact that she owed the patronage of Mrs. Bry and Mrs. Gormer to Carry Fisher's influence.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
7  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.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
8  Wonderfullest things are ever the unmentionable; deep memories yield no epitaphs; this six-inch chapter is the stoneless grave of Bulkington.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23. The Lee Shore.
9  Though their blubber is very thin, some of these whales will yield you upwards of thirty gallons of oil.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
10  A well-fed, plump Huzza Porpoise will yield you one good gallon of good oil.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
11  As you behold it, you involuntarily yield the immense superiority to him, in point of pervading dignity.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 74. The Sperm Whale's Head—Contrasted View.
12  At any rate, if we yield to it, we must grant a far greater age to the Right Whale than at first glance will seem reasonable.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 75. The Right Whale's Head—Contrasted View.
13  This particular tongue now before us; at a passing glance I should say it was a six-barreler; that is, it will yield you about that amount of oil.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 75. The Right Whale's Head—Contrasted View.
14  Then remounting aloft, it again goes through the same round until the deep cistern will yield no more.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 78. Cistern and Buckets.
15  Huck started sorrowfully away, and Tom stood looking after him, with a strong desire tugging at his heart to yield his pride and go along too.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
Example Sentence: (27 in 2 pages)
1  The wounded knight refused to yield to his foe.
2  The increased grain yield is a step towards self-sufficiency for one of the world's most aid-dependent countries.
3  I momentarily forgot my own sorrows to yield to a vague concern for her.
4  Much enjoyment I do not expect in the life opening before me: yet it will, doubtless, if I regulate my mind, and exert my powers as I ought, yield me enough to live on from day to day.
5  If you do not yield, I am afraid the enemy will despoil the countryside.
6  Paradoxically, fallacious reasoning does not always yield erroneous results: even though your logic may be faulty, the answer you get may nevertheless be correct.
7  The Massachusetts Department of Public Health measured the nicotine yield of different brands between 1998 and 2004 and found a worrying increase across the board.
8  Finally it occurred to them that their naked skin represented flesh-colored "tights" very fairly; so they drew a ring in the sand and had a circus -- with three clowns in it, for none would yield this proudest post to his neighbor.
9  Their method can more than double the yield of certain mushroom species compared with conventional cultivation methods.
10  Love will not yield to all the might of wealth.
11  That apple tree yield s plenty of apples.
12  To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
13  Our research has only recently begun to yield important results.
14  This method of cultivation produces higher yield.
15  Research on athletes and ordinary human subjects has yielded a mixed bag of results.