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adverb
conjunction
though; still; nevertheless: It is good, yet it could be improved.
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Idioms about yet

    as yet. as1 (def. 31).

Origin of yet

before 900; Middle English yet(e) (adv. and conjunction), Old English gīet(a) (adv.); cognate with Middle High German ieze yet, now >German jetzt now
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Yet implies the chance of a different outcome in spite of something mentioned prior. When is it best to use yet instead of but, nevertheless, however, or still? Find out on Thesaurus.com.

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British Dictionary definitions for yet

yet
/ (jɛt) /

sentence connector
nevertheless; still; in spite of thatI want to and yet I haven't the courage; she is strange yet kind
adverb
(usually used with a negative or interrogative) so far; up until then or nowthey're not home yet; is it teatime yet?
(often preceded by just; usually used with a negative) now (as contrasted with later)we can't stop yet
(often used with a comparative) even; stillyet more potatoes for sale; yet another problem family
eventually, in spite of everythingwe'll convince him yet
as yet so far; up until then or now

Word Origin for yet

Old English gēta; related to Old Frisian jēta
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Other Idioms and Phrases with yet

yet

see as yet.

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