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Definition of "yielding" []

  • Inclined to give way to pressure, argument, or influence; docile. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "yielding" in a sentence
  • "'The _method and nature_ of this yielding' [of _this yielding_ -- SUBJECTION is the question] 'must also be diligently examined; as, _for instance_, whether the motions' [ 'of liberty'] 'completely cease, or exert themselves, but are constrained; for in all bodies with which we are acquainted, _there is no real, but an apparent rest, either in the whole, or in the parts_."
  • "Thor came to rescue Bill, and once again yielding Stormbreaker, Bill tricked the Skrulls and defeated them."
  • "The utility of a bottom up approach in yielding accurate descriptions of systems in no way implies that the causal origin of such systems can be accounted for this way."