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Definitions of yet

  1. used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present time; " So far he hasn't called"; " the sun isn't up yet"
  2. to a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons; " looked sick and felt even worse"; " an even ( or still) more interesting problem"; " still another problem must be solved"; " a yet sadder tale"
  3. within an indefinite time or at an unspecified future time; " he will understand eventually"; " he longed for the flowers that were yet to show themselves"; " sooner or later you will have to face the facts"; " in time they came to accept the harsh reality"
  4. used after a superlative; " this is the best so far"; " the largest drug bust yet"
  5. up to the present time; " I have yet to see the results"; " details are yet to be worked out"
  6. Any one of several species of large marine gastropods belonging to the genus Yetus, or Cymba; a boat shell.
  7. At the same time; by continuance from a former state; still.
  8. Before some future time; before the end; eventually; in time.
  9. Nevertheless; notwithstanding; however.
  10. Up to the present time; thus far; hitherto; until now; - and with the negative, not yet, not up to the present time; not as soon as now; as, Is it time to go? Not yet. See As yet, under As, conj.
  11. Even; - used emphatically.
  12. Up until now; as, he has not come yet; still: in relation to time; as, I have your present yet; in addition or still; as, more important yet; finally; even though this is so; as, yet I cannot undertake it.
  13. Nevertheless; however; although.
  14. At the present time, now.
  15. In addition: besides: at the same time: up to the present time: hitherto: even: however.
  16. Besides: up to this or that time; at the same time; even: however.
  17. Altho.
  18. In addition; besides.
  19. Before or at some future time; eventually.
  20. Still.
  21. After all the time that has or had elapsed.
  22. Heretofore.
  23. Nevertheless; not withstanding.
  24. But.
  25. Besides; over and above; still; at this time; so soon; at least; at all; it is prefixed to words denoting extension of time or continuance; still; in a new degree; even; after all; hitherto.
  26. Beside; still; once again; at this time; even; after all; hitherto; with a negative, not up to the present time; put before words denoting an extension of time or continuance.
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Usage examples for yet

  1. I may make something of you yet." – The Twilight of the Souls by Louis Couperus
  2. And yet I will not do't. – The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6) by Aphra Behn
  3. And just to think, Rosie dear, that you don't yet know about Ellen! – The Rosie World by Parker Fillmore
  4. We don't know who they are yet. – A Campfire Girl's Test of Friendship by Jane L. Stewart
  5. Only it's too early yet. – Heart of Gold by Ruth Alberta Brown
  6. He will do great things yet. – White Fire by John Oxenham
  7. And yet- what was it? – The Further Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
  8. Yet she did not come. – The Desert Valley by Jackson Gregory
  9. And yet I could not tell you then. – Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope
  10. I wouldn't do that- not yet. – Eve to the Rescue by Ethel Hueston
  11. And yet, and yet- he would not even tell his name. – The Air Trust by George Allan England
  12. Her time had not yet come. – T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  13. But yet I was not. – The Mystery of 31 New Inn by R. Austin Freeman
  14. But it was not yet. – The New Tenant by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  15. Yet you'd think he couldn't go one better than Mrs. Levitt. – Mr. Waddington of Wyck by May Sinclair
  16. " No, no," said Natty; " I do not know what I may do, but I have not come to that yet." – In the Wilds of Africa by W.H.G. Kingston
  17. No, I shall not tell you yet. – A Monk of Cruta by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  18. No, nothing as yet. – The Story of a Mine by Bret Harte
  19. Yet it shall, it shall. – The Lady Of Blossholme by H. Rider Haggard
  20. You- all ain't told me yo' name yet? – The Prodigal Judge by Vaughan Kester
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