ADVERBS To-fore; too; what, when; whilst; why; yetYet (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.
The following is a remarkable passage:
“I will make one of her women lawyer to me, for I yet not understand
the case myself.
i.e. "a little longer I entreat your patience, but," &c. Yet is also used in this sense without a distinct negative:
“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.
“Solan. What news on the Rialto?
Salar. Why yet it lives there uncheck'd that Antonio, &c.