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Yet (conjunction)

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Yet. conjunct. [ᵹẏꞇ, ᵹꞇ, ᵹꞇa, Saxon.] Nevertheless; notwithstanding; however.

They had a king was more than him before;
But yet a king, where they were nought the more.
Daniel.

Though such men have lived never so much upon the reserve; yet if they be observed to have a particular fondness for persons noted for any sin, it is ten to one but there was a communication in the sin, before there was so in affection. South.

The heathens would never suffer their gods to be reviled, which yet were no gods; and shall it be allowed to any man to make a mock of him that made heaven and earth? Tillots.

He is somewhat arrogant at his first entrance, and is too inquisitive through the whole tragedy; yet these imperfections being balanced by great virtues, they hinder not our compassion for his miseries. Dryden's Dufresnoy.

Let virtuoso's in five years be writ,
Yet not one thought accuse thy toil of wit.
Dryden.

Sources: Daniel, Samuel (28) · Dryden, John (788) · South, Robert (158) · Tillotson, John (68)

Attributes: Conjunction (1) · Saxon (215)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Yet (conjunction)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: February 16, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=5787.


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