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Yet, 1) now, by this time: “what if my house be troubled with a rat and I be pleased to give ten thousand ducats to have it baned? what, are you answered yet?” Merch. IV, 1, 46 (i. e. after my alleging this instance). “whose party do the townsmen yet admit?” John II, 361 (after we have measured our strengths in fight). “how yet resolves the governor of the town?” H5 III, 3, 1. “know you me yet?” Cor. IV, 3, 5 (after what I have said to put you in mind). “prepare thy brow to frown: knowest thou me yet?” IV, 5, 69. “have you done yet?” Ant. III, 13, 153. “whence are you? A poor Egyptian yet, the queen my mistress . . . desires instruction,” Ant. V, 1, 52 (i. e. my queen, who is now no more than a poor Egyptian. M. Edd. a poor Egyptian yet. The queen etc.).
2) already: “not one of them that yet looks on me, or would know me,” Tp. V, 83. “no more yet of this, for 'tis not . . . befitting this first meeting,” Tp. V, 83 “she's come to know, if yet her brother's pardon be come hither,” Meas. IV, 3, 112. “hath yet the deputy sent my brother's pardon?” Meas. IV, 3, 112 “hast thou yet latched the Athenian's eyes . . . as I did bid thee do?” Mids. III, 2, 36. “is he come home yet?” IV, 2, 2. “is he yet possessed how much ye would?” Merch. I, 3, 65. “is my master yet returned?” V, 34. “did you yet ever see Baptista's daughter?” Shr. I, 2, 252. “is he won yet?” Wint. I, 2, 86. “have you inquired yet who picked my pocket?” H4A III, 3, 61. “no word to your master that I am yet come to town,” H4B II, 2, 177. “heard he the good news yet?” IV, 5, 11. “is that letter . . . yet sent away?” H8 IV, 2, 128. “is Caesar yet gone to the Capitol?” Caes. II, 4, 24. “yet to be known shortens my made intent,” Lr. IV, 7, 9.
As yet, in the same sense: “hast thou as yet conferred with Margery Jourdain?” H6B I, 2, 74. “I will not trouble you as yet,” As II, 7, 172 (Latin: non jam). “as hardly will he endure your sight as yet,” Wint. IV, 4, 481.
3) still, to this time, now as formerly: “which yet are green,” Sonn. 104, 8. “grew a seething bath, which yet men prove . . . a sovereign cure,” 153, 7. “all's hushed like midnight yet,” Tp. IV, 207. “you do yet taste some subtilties o'the isle,” V, 123. “will they yet look after thee?” Wiv. II, 2, 146. “yet there want not many that do fear . . . to walk by this Herne's oak,” IV, 4, 39. “bestowed her on her own lamentation, which she yet wears for his sake,” Meas. III, 1, 238. “this maid hath yet in her the continuance of her first affection,” Meas. III, 1, 238 “yet I have a trick of the old rage,” LLL V, 2, 416. “are you yet living?” Ado I, 1, 120. “yet it lives there unchecked that Antonio hath a ship wrecked,” Merch. III, 1, 2. “she was the fairest creature in the world, and yet she is inferior to none,” Shr. Ind. 2, 69. “I am yet so near the manners of my mother,” Tw. II, 1, 41. “they will talk of mad Shallow yet,” H4B III, 2, 16. “with yet appearing blood,” IV, 1, 82. “her mother liveth yet,” H6A V, 4, 12. “for yet is hope of life and victory,” H6C II, 3, 55. “some dregs of conscience are yet within me,” R3 I, 4, 125. “live you yet?” Cor. II, 1, 197. “thou art mighty yet,” Caes. V, 3, 94. “yet here, Laertes?” Hml. I, 3, 55. “or that I do not yet, and ever did, and ever will . . . love him dearly,” Oth. IV, 2, 156. “I see her yet,” Cymb. II, 4, 101. “we wept after her hearse, and yet we mourn,” Per. IV, 3, 42.
As yet, in the same sense: “I might as yet have been a spreading flower,” Compl. 75.
4) hitherto: “like a red morn that ever yet betokened wreck to the seaman,” Ven. 453. “her yet unstained bed,” Lucr. 366. “bend the dukedom yet unbowed,” Tp. I, 2, 115. “thou dost me yet but little hurt,” II, 2, 82. “there are yet missing some few odd lads,” V, 254. “'tis but her picture I have yet beheld,” Gent. II, 4, 209. “a rashness that I ever yet have shunned,” III, 1, 30. “I keep but three men and a boy yet, till my mother be dead,” Wiv. I, 1, 285. “any madness that I ever yet beheld,” IV, 2, 27. “you are yet unsworn,” Meas. I, 4, 9. “your yet ungalled estimation,” Err. III, 1, 102. “in time I may believe, yet I mistrust,” Shr. III, 1, 51 etc.
As yet, in the same sense: “that's not five weeks old as yet,” LLL IV, 2, 36. “as yet I cannot truly say how I came here,” Mids. IV, 1, 152. “things as yet not come to life,” H4B III, 1, 84. as yet I do not (know) R3 I, 1, 53. “have not spoke as yet,” Cor. I, 4, 4. “although as yet the face of it be covered,” Lr. III, 1, 20. “unreconciled as yet to heaven,” Oth. V, 2, 27.
“Not yet:” Tp. I, 2, 36. Tp. I, 2, 36 Meas. I, 1, 81. LLL V, 2, 212 etc. Sometimes yet placed before not: “news that you yet dreamt not of,” Ado I, 2, 4. “yet I have not seen so likely an ambassador of love,” Merch. II, 9, 91. “the time was that I hated thee, and yet it is not that I bear thee love,” As III, 5, 93. “his powers are yet not ready,” H5 III, 3, 46. “full sick, and yet not well,” H8 II, 4, 204. “my work hath yet not warmed me,” Cor. I, 5, 18. “stained as meadows, yet not dry,” Tit. III, 1, 125. “my ears have yet not drunk a hundred words,” Rom. II, 2, 58 (the surreptitious Q1 and M. Edd. not yet). “we yet not know,” Ant. II, 1, 49. “yet they are not joined,” IV, 12, 1. “I yet not understand the case myself,” Cymb. II, 3, 80. Lr. II, 4, 284. cf. never yet and yet never: “never woman yet could rule them,” Ven. 1007. “duty never yet did want his meed,” Gent. II, 4, 112. “for yet his honour never heard a play,” Shr. Ind. 1, 96. “the nature of our quarrel yet never brooked parle,” I, 1, 116.
5) before or till some future time: “he'll be hanged yet,” Tp. I, 1, 61. “I'll to my book, for yet ere suppertime must I perform much business,” III, 1, 95. “the time is yet to come,” Meas. II, 1, 175. “we may effect this business yet ere day,” Mids. III, 2, 395. “you, Diana, under my poor instructions yet must suffer some thing in my behalf,” Alls IV, 4, 27. “yet, I pray you,” Alls IV, 4, 27 “if I like thee no worse after dinner, I will not part from thee yet,” Lr. I, 4, 45 (not so soon). “you shall be yet far fairer than you are,” Ant. I, 2, 16.
6) still; before comparatives: “yet more quarrelling with occasion,” Merch. III, 5, 61. Similarly yet again == once more: “yet again, what do you here?” Tp. I, 1, 41. “peace yet again,” Caes. I, 2, 14. “let our wives yet once again . . . appoint a meeting,” Wiv. IV, 4, 14. “yet once again proclaim it publicly,” Err. V, 130. “whom, yet once more, I hold my most malicious foe,” H8 II, 4, 82. nor yet == nor even: “Helen, the mother of great Constantine, nor yet Saint Philip's daughters are like thee,” H6A I, 2, 143.
7) after all; as matters stand; though the case be such: that (my mind) “. . . still pure doth in her poisoned closet yet endure,” Lucr. 1659. “I killed a man whose death I much repent, but yet I slew him manfully in fight,” Gent. IV, 1, 28. “what's yet in this that bears the name of life?” Meas. III, 1, 38. “hast thou or word or wit or impudence, that yet can do thee office?” V, 369. “yet have I left a daughter,” Lr. I, 4, 276. Lr. I, 4, 276 “there's nothing in her yet,” Ant. III, 3, 27.
Sometimes == at least; though nothing else: “if not divine, yet let her be a principality,” Gent. II, 4, 152. “if your heart be so obdurate, vouchsafe me yet your picture for my love,” IV, 2, 121. “the duke yet would have dark deeds darkly answered,” Meas. III, 2, 187. “sweet Isabel, do yet but kneel by me; hold up your hands, say nothing,” V, 442. “since you could not be my son-in-law, be yet my nephew,” Ado V, 1, 297. “but tell me yet, dost thou not know my voice?” Err. V, 300. “lie further off yet,” Mids. II, 2, 44. “hear me yet,” Merch. III, 3, 3.
8) nevertheless, still: “I'll smother thee with kisses, and yet not cloy thy lips with loathed satiety,” Ven. 19. “who conquers where he comes . . ., yet hath he been my captive,” Ven. 19 “this is my spite, that, thou being dead, the day should yet be light,” Ven. 19 “I shall miss thee, but yet thou shalt have freedom,” Tp. V, 96. Ven. 112. Ven. 112 Ven. 112 Ven. 112 Ven. 112 Ven. 112 Ven. 112 Ven. 112 Ven. 112 Ven. 112 Ven. 112 Ven. 112 Ven. 112 Ven. 112 Tp. II, 1, 26. Tp. II, 1, 26 Tp. II, 1, 26 Tp. II, 1, 26 II, 2, 4. III, 2, 23. Gent. I, 1, 26. Gent. I, 1, 26 II, 1, 123 -- II, 1, 123 IV, 2, 61. IV, 4, 111. Wiv. II, 2, 138. III, 4, 19. V, 5, 258. Meas. II, 1, 4. III, 1, 92. Err. IV, 2, 10 etc. etc.
10) == the adversative particle but: Ven. 94. Ven. 94 Ven. 94 Ven. 94 Ven. 94 Ven. 94 Tp. I, 1, 20. II, 1, 38. II, 2, 55. III, 3, 31 etc. After a negation: “I sold not Maine, I lost not Normandy, yet, to recover them, would lose my life,” H6B IV, 7, 71.
Seemingly == though (cf. the German trotzdem == obgleich): “for my soul, yet I know not why, hates nothing more than he,” As I, 1, 171. “I cannot speak to her, yet she urged conference,” I, 2, 270.
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