What is yield?

Famous quotes containing the word yield:

    I would not deny you; but, by this good day, I yield upon great persuasion; and partly to save your life, for I was told you were in a consumption.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Of the quaking recruit, three pitched battles make a grim grenadier; and he who shrank from the muzzle of a cannon, is now ready to yield his mustache for a sponge.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    Your hand
    skilled to yield death-blows, might break
    With the slightest turn no ill will meant
    my own lesser, yet still somewhat fine-wrought,
    fiery-tempered, delicate, over-passionate steel.
    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961)