inclined to give in; submissive; compliant: a timid, yielding man.
tending to give way, especially under pressure; flexible; supple; pliable: a yielding mattress.
- yield·ing·ly, adverb
- yield·ing·ness, noun
- non·yield·ing, adjective
- un·yield·ing, adjective
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How to use yielding in a sentence
Mechanization drove down labor costs, which made marginally yielding lands profitable.
On its first day of trading, Alibaba shares were up 38 percent, yielding a market capitalization of $213 billion.
One such pessimist was the Mayor* of the town: A little while later, yielding to his vapors, he committed suicide.The Stacks: H.L. Mencken on the 1904 Baltimore Fire | H.L. Mencken | October 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
With surveillance footage yielding more and more details, police say the search area is continually expanding.Person of Interest Identified in Disappearance of UVA Student Hannah Graham | Julia Horowitz | September 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the case of Flight 17 the wreck is already yielding a lot of information.MH17 Is the World’s First Open-Source Air Crash Investigation | Clive Irving | July 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They are yielding new insights into the way the shock front propagates in these really complex environments.How a Thumb-Sized Gauge Is Revolutionizing Traumatic Brain Injuries | Brian Castner | March 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
yielding to the advice of his friends, he put on it a price the amount of which abashed him.
More foolish, more culpable weakness was never shown than in thus yielding to these schemes.Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood
My own yielding folly alone is to blame, and I shall take shame to myself for ever.Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood
A trap-like compound, with somewhat the aspect of serpentine, but yielding with difficulty to the knife.
Many a time and oft had she pleaded, with tears, to the remorseless girl who looked so soft and yielding.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3) | Charles James Wills
British Dictionary definitions for yielding
compliant, submissive, or flexible
pliable or soft: a yielding material
- yieldingly, adverb
- yieldingness, noun
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