yes (used in affirmation or assent).
indeed: Yea, and he did come.
not only this but even: a good, yea, a noble man.
an affirmation; an affirmative reply or vote.
a person who votes in the affirmative.
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How to use yea in a sentence
yea, OK, so Pompeii has movies with Jon Snow, songs, and millions of visitors—but is it under water?!
Hume, clearly stumbling, finally said, “yea, I agree with you.”
“yea, sure, why not I guess,” said the man, who asked that his name not be used.
Given the large number of Democrats who'll vote yes, it will need only about one in 10 Republicans to vote yea.
The farm bill was defeated in part because they got fewer yea votes out of Democrats than they were hoping for.
My soul hath desired thee in the night: yea, and with my spirit within me in the morning early I will watch to thee.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
His duties as Pipe-master, Hennemann discharged with great fidelity; yea, even with genuine fanatical zeal.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
He attempts to pray and make supplication—yea, even he endeavours to perform the service.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
yea, the exercise concerning things both civil and religious, in such a case, is enjoined.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
yea I have loved thee with an everlasting love, therefore have I drawn thee, taking pity on thee.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
British Dictionary definitions for yea
a less common word for aye 1 (def. 1)
(sentence modifier) archaic, or literary indeed; truly: yea, though my enemies spurn me, I shall prevail
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