When the state acts wrongly, the yoke of that sin falls upon all who do not protest.
And, indeed, the Framers were armed revolutionaries who understood that guns were useful for throwing off the yoke of tyranny.
The U.S. is actually holding up its end of the bargain quite well, and assuming the yoke of economic leadership.
She perished needlessly in her march for freedom from the yoke of injustice.
Obama, finally freed from the yoke of reelection, could live out the true meaning of his promise.
Ay, you must have been a strong man then to have borne its yoke.
They expected a conqueror to free them from the yoke of their enemies.
A yoke of hornbeam, shaped like a bow, to which the horses were harnessed, was fastened to the other extremity of the pole.
I must bow my neck once more to the yoke of the Inconceivable!
Pity the slaves who take the yoke, sez he; but dont pity me who still have my own self-respect.
Old English geoc "yoke," earlier geoht "pair of draft animals," from Proto-Germanic *yukam (cf. Old Saxon juk, Old Norse ok, Danish aag, Middle Dutch joc, Dutch juk, Old High German joh, German joch, Gothic juk "yoke"), from PIE *jugom "joining" (see jugular). Figurative sense of "heavy burden, oppression, servitude" was in Old English.
Old English geocian, from yoke (n.). Related: Yoked; yoking.
To rob with violence; rob and mutilate; mug: They decided to ''yoke'' the old man with the hearing aid
[1900s+; said to be fr the seizing of the yoke of a sailor's collar from behind in order to subdue and rob him]