Vocabulary Builder

Vocabulary Builder

    Improve Your Writing

  • Boost your vocabulary
  • See words in the context of real sentences
  • Learn by association and by definition
  • Master a new lexicon!

Get Started Below

Vocabulary Word

Word: yield

Definition: amount produced; crop; income on investment; profit obtained from an investment; V: produce; give in; surrender


Sentences Containing 'yield'

Affected, and impressed with terror as they both were, by this spectacle of ruin, it was not a time to yield to such emotions.
Sow the same seed of rapacious license and oppression over again, and it will surely yield the same fruit according to its kind.
``To yield readily easily to the persuasion of a friend is no merit with you.''
``To yield without conviction is no compliment to the understanding of either.''
A regard for the requester would often make one readily yield to a request, without waiting for arguments to reason one into it.
Without the warmth of the sun seeds could not sprout and develop into the mighty trees which yield firewood.
But they yield such respect, numerous as they are, are so far heathen, and need to have a missionary sent to them.
The fruits do not yield their true flavor to the purchaser of them, nor to him who raises them for the market.
They told me that in a good day they could get out a thousand tons, which was the yield of about one acre.
Those who, while they disapprove of the character and measures of a government, yield to it their allegiance and support are undoubtedly its most conscientious supporters, and so frequently the most serious obstacles to reform.
Funerals cost annually more money than the value of the combined gold and silver yield of the United States in the year 1880!
These troublesome and expensive scientific methods achieve a yield of a ton and a half and from that to two tons, to the acre; which is three or four times what the yield of an acre was in my time.
The timbers were too strong; they did not yield.
Cucumetto seemed to yield to his friend's entreaties, and bade him find a shepherd to send to Rita's father at Frosinone.
The Frenchman made some resistance, and nearly strangled Beppo; but he could not resist five armed men, and was forced to yield.
``This is strange,''returned Monte Cristo, seeming to yield to his reflections,``that you should find yourself without any preparation in a house where the event happened that causes you so much remorse.''
``Really, madame, this is a scruple which naturally must occur to a pure mind like yours, but which would easily yield before sound reasoning.
``Still, I should not think the Morcerfs would yield to the Cavalcanti?''
``You are too noble not to understand me, and you understand me so well that you already yield, dear Maximilian.
The general looked around him with slight uneasiness; however he did not yield, but calling up all his fortitude, said,``I will not swear.'''''
``And do you really flatter yourself that I shall yield to all your caprices, and quietly and humbly await the time of again being received into your good graces?''
He would not, however, yield immediately to the young man's request, but made a few conscientious objections.
The count, fearing to yield to the entreaties of her he had so ardently loved, called his sufferings to the assistance of his hatred.
``Oh, I obtained, or rather claimed that; we had conceded enough for them to yield us that.''
In a moment he restrained himself so powerfully that the tempestuous heaving of his breast subsided, as turbulent and foaming waves yield to the sun's genial influence when the cloud has passed.
``Maximilian, Maximilian,''he said,``the ideas you yield to are unworthy of a Christian.''
``Listen to me, mother, and do not yield too much to agitation.''
``But let us not yield to gloomy apprehensions,''said the young man;``I assure you we are, or rather we shall be, very happy.
``What, M. de Villefort,''cried the president,``do you yield to an hallucination?
Overturn the world, change its character, yield to mad ideas, be even criminal but live.''
exclaimed Haidee;``he says that through me he will suffer through me, who would yield my life for his.''
Unless they yield him this profit, therefore, they do not repay him what they may very properly be said to have really cost him.
Stock employed in the purchase and improvement of such lands, must yield a very large profit, and, consequently, afford to pay a very large interest.
In the ancient husbandry, after the vineyard, a well-watered kitchen garden seems to have been the part of the farm which was supposed to yield the most valuable produce.
The goods of the merchant yield him no revenue or profit till he sells them for money, and the money yields him as little till it is again exchanged for goods.
His capital is continually going from him in one shape, and returning to him in another; and it is only by means of such circulation, or successive changes, that it can yield him any profit.
Though a house, therefore, may yield a revenue to its proprietor, and thereby serve in the function of a capital to him, it cannot yield any to the public, nor serve in the function of a capital to it, and the revenue of the whole body of the people can never be in the smallest degree increased by it.
Clothes and household furniture, in the same manner, sometimes yield a revenue, and thereby serve in the function of a capital to particular persons.
Land, however improved, will yield no revenue without a circulating capital, which maintains the labourers who cultivate and collect its produce.
In such circumstances, the wonder is, not that he was sometimes obliged to yield, but that he ever was able to resist.
Those taxes, levied in this manner, yield a very considerable revenue to government.
Give up then that which is not thine own: yield it to One who is better than thou.
The second is, that he yield not to any lusts and motions of the flesh.
I yield, you have conquered: all who have ever loved before, you have conquered out and out in love's contest.
When this is done, there is no apparent reason why they should not yield as many seeds as did their parents when legitimately fertilised.
What damsel was not enamoured of him and did not yield herself up wholly to his will and pleasure?
Misfortune has broken my once haughty spirit; I yield, I submit; 'tis my fate.
Though their blubber is very thin, some of these whales will yield you upwards of thirty gallons of oil.
As you behold it, you involuntarily yield the immense superiority to him, in point of pervading dignity.
Then remounting aloft, it again goes through the same round until the deep cistern will yield no more.

More Vocab Words

::: impuissance - powerlessness; feebleness
::: declivity - downward slope
::: regime - method of system or government
::: hirsute - hairy; having a lot of hair
::: vibrant - full of vigor or energy; vibrating
::: rebuttal - refutation; response with contrary evidence; V. rebut: refute; disprove
::: mishap - unfortunate accident
::: quixotic - idealistic but impractical; CF. Don Quixote
::: meteoric - like a meteor; swift; momentarily brilliant; Ex. meteoric rise to fame; N. meteor
::: incorporate - introduce something into a larger whole; include; embody; give material form to; ADJ.