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Examples from the Web for yea
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.
Of the outlets she listed, NPR is the only one that can reasonably be considered mainstream, so yea for that one story.Yes, There Is a Gosnell Trial Cover-up by Major News Organizations|Kirsten Powers|April 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
When a town-hall questioner named Barry spoke, someone yelled “YEA BARRY!”Anxious Moments and Dry Humor for Obama Faithful Watching Debate in Park Slope|David Freedlander|October 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Yea, 'tis my pleasure, Wolfhart, / thou sparest them all such questioning.The Nibelungenlied|Unknown
Yea, worthy sir, but scarce befitting this reverend assembly.The Dove in the Eagle's Nest|Charlotte M. Yonge
Yea I am the thrall of Sorrow; she hath stripped my raiment off And laid sore stripes upon me with many a bitter scoff.The House of the Wolfings|William Morris
All virtues are one virtue; yea, verily, they are all one and the same.
I diced last night,—yea or no; and the 'yea'—plague on 't—had it.To Have and To Hold|Mary Johnston