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Definitions of yet

  1. despite anything to the contrary ( usually following a concession); " although I'm a little afraid, however I'd like to try it"; " while we disliked each other, nevertheless we agreed"; " he was a stern yet fair master"; " granted that it is dangerous, all the same I still want to go"
  2. 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"
  3. 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"
  4. 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"
  5. used after a superlative; " this is the best so far"; " the largest drug bust yet"
  6. up to the present time; " I have yet to see the results"; " details are yet to be worked out"
  7. Any one of several species of large marine gastropods belonging to the genus Yetus, or Cymba; a boat shell.
  8. In addition; further; besides; over and above; still.
  9. At the same time; by continuance from a former state; still.
  10. Before some future time; before the end; eventually; in time.
  11. Nevertheless; notwithstanding; however.
  12. 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.
  13. Even; - used emphatically.
  14. 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.
  15. Nevertheless; however; although.
  16. At the present time, now.
  17. In addition: besides: at the same time: up to the present time: hitherto: even: however.
  18. Besides: up to this or that time; at the same time; even: however.
  19. Altho.
  20. In addition; besides.
  21. Before or at some future time; eventually.
  22. Still.
  23. After all the time that has or had elapsed.
  24. Heretofore.
  25. Nevertheless; not withstanding.
  26. But.
  27. 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.
  28. 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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