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ADVERBS To-fore; too; what, when; whilst; why; yet

Yet (up to this time) is only used now after a negative, "not yet," "never yet," &c. Then it was also used before a negative.

“For (as) yet his honour never heard a play.

Yet I have not seen
So likely an ambassador of love.

“Yet (up to this time) they are not joined.

“I will make one of her women lawyer to me, for I yet not understand
the case myself.

The following is a remarkable passage:

Hel. You, Diana,
Under my poor instructions yet (still) must suffer
Something in my behalf.
Diana. Let death and honesty
Go with your impositions, I am yours
Upon your will to suffer.
Hel. Yet (i.e. for the present) I pray you;
But with the word the time will bring on summer, &c.

i.e. "a little longer I entreat your patience, but," &c.

Yet is also used in this sense without a distinct negative:

Solan. What news on the Rialto?
Salar. Why yet it lives there uncheck'd that Antonio, &c.

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