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 Meanings and Examples of YOKE
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yoke
 v.  join together, unite; harness a draft animal to; join securely; force into heavy labor
Classic Sentence: (30 in 3 pages)
1  In return, I will offer you in sacrifice a broad-browed heifer of a year old, unbroken, and never yet brought by man under the yoke.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK III
2  All that day did they travel, swaying the yoke upon their necks till the sun went down and darkness was over all the land.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK III
3  They took their sweating steeds from under the yoke, made them fast to the mangers, and gave them a feed of oats and barley mixed.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK IV
4  If, moreover, you have a fancy for making a tour in Hellas or in the Peloponnese, I will yoke my horses, and will conduct you myself through all our principal cities.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XV
5  They swayed the yoke upon their necks and travelled the whole day long till the sun set and darkness was over all the land.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XV
6  I rested my temples on the breast of temptation, and put my neck voluntarily under her yoke of flowers.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
7  I should suffer often, no doubt, attached to him only in this capacity: my body would be under rather a stringent yoke, but my heart and mind would be free.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
8  But yet these same beasts are wont in time to enter harness, and carry yoke and bit in concord; there is hope of peace too, says he.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK THIRD
9  One snatches a helmet hurriedly from his house, another backs his neighing horses into the yoke; and arrays himself in shield and mail-coat triple-linked with gold, and girds on his trusty sword.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SEVENTH
10  Dragged along and hanging by the yoke he is left uncovered; the broad lance-head reaches him, pins and pierces the double-woven breastplate, and lightly wounds the surface of his body.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK TWELFTH
11  One longed to throw off that yoke that crushed us, all decent people among us.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 3
12  The good-looking young woman in clogs, swinging the empty pails on the yoke, ran on before him to the well for water.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 25
13  I, too, want a harpoon made; one that a thousand yoke of fiends could not part, Perth; something that will stick in a whale like his own fin-bone.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 113. The Forge.
14  Meanwhile, I will try to bear up under the yoke.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
15  I shall call to me all the men and the women whose spirit has not been killed within them and who suffer under the yoke of their brothers.
Anthem By Ayn Rand
Get Context   In PART TWELVE
Example Sentence:
1  I don't wish to yoke to him in marriage, as if we were cattle pulling a plow.
2  People are still suffering under the yoke of slavery.
3  Beauty is forever yoked to youth in our culture.
4  Two oxen yoked to a plough walked wearily up and down the field.
5  He was yoked to an disinclined partner.