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yield

(yēld),
The amount or quantity produced or returned, often measured as a percentage of the starting material; for example, a yield in an enzyme preparation is equal to the units of enzyme activity recovered at the end of the preparation divided by the total units observed in the starting material.

yield

(yēld)
The amount or quantity produced or returned, often measured as a percentage of the starting material; e.g., a yield in an enzyme preparation is equal to the units of enzyme activity recovered at the end of the preparation divided by the total units observed in the starting material.

yield

  1. that part of the production of a crop which is removed by humans.
  2. the actual amount of substance obtained during the preparation of a substance, for example in fermentation or in a manufacturing process.
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But she could not realize why or how she should have yielded, feeling as she then did.
The fellow on shore was between sleeping and waking, and going to start up; the captain, who was foremost, ran in upon him, and knocked him down; and then called out to him in the boat to yield, or he was a dead man.
The other answered, "Ay, ay; for God's sake, Tom Smith, throw down your arms and yield, or you are all dead men this moment." "Who must we yield to?
"Let others- the young- yield afresh to that fraud, but we know life, our life is finished!"
The versifying which I was always at was easier, and yielded itself more to my hand.
Then neither spoke more, but fell sternly to work--lunge and thrust and ward and parry--for two full hours the weapons smote together sullenly, and neither Robin Hood nor Sir Guy would yield an inch.
"Charles Stuart," said the colonel of the English regiment, approaching the king, who had just put on the insignia of royalty, "do you yield yourself a prisoner?"
"Colonel Tomlison," said Charles, "kings cannot yield; the man alone submits to force."
See how the trees beside a stream in flood Save, if they yield to force, each spray unharmed, But by resisting perish root and branch.
(Str.) Love resistless in fight, all yield at a glance of thine eye, Love who pillowed all night on a maiden's cheek dost lie, Over the upland holds.
So, by our fountains and familiar gods I pray thee, yield and hear; a beggar I And exile, thou an exile likewise; both Involved in one misfortune find a home As pensioners, while he, the lord of Thebes, O agony!
The Sheep, much against his will, carried her backward and forward for a long time, and at last said, "If you had treated a dog in this way, you would have had your deserts from his sharp teeth." To this the Crow replied, "I despise the weak and yield to the strong.