v. join together, unite; harness a draft animal to; join securely; force into heavy labor
I don't wish to yoke to him in marriage, as if we were cattle pulling a plow.
Sentence in Classic:
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.
For they urged that it was not for the advantage of the Church to have powerful strangers, whether French or Swiss, in Italy; but that to restore the country to its ancient freedom, it must be delivered from the yoke of both.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
As she stood there, it seemed as though a yoke descended heavily upon her neck, felt as though a heavy load were harnessed to it, a load she would feel as soon as she took a step.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
In that campaign, the object of the French soldier, the son of democracy, was the conquest of a yoke for others.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context
The same Daunian race pursues us and thee in merciless warfare; we once expelled, they trust nothing will withhold them from laying all Hesperia wholly beneath their yoke, and holding the seas that wash it above and below.
All that day did they travel, swaying the yoke upon their necks till the sun went down and darkness was over all the land.
But the godly farmers hitched ninety yoke of oxen to the abolition schoolhouse and dragged it into the middle of the swamp.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois Context