yield to


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Only the dead-looking evergreen firs dotted about in the forest, and this oak, refused to yield to the charm of spring or notice either the spring or the sunshine.
To this the Crow replied, "I despise the weak and yield to the strong.
Although I did not yield to John Barleycorn while working in the laundry, a certain definite result was produced.
A regard for the requester would often make one readily yield to a request, without waiting for arguments to reason one into it.
Having lived for a number of years in the midst of comfortable surroundings, they were not as much inclined as the Hampton students to go into the country districts of the South, where there was little of comfort, to take up work for our people, and they were more inclined to yield to the temptation to become hotel waiters and Pullman-car porters as their life-work.
No,' replied the blue-eyed chief, 'I never yield to mortal man.
My dear Alicia,--I yield to the necessity which parts us.
If the exclusion were to be perpetual, a man of irregular ambition, of whom alone there could be reason in any case to entertain apprehension, would, with infinite reluctance, yield to the necessity of taking his leave forever of a post in which his passion for power and pre-eminence had acquired the force of habit.
However, they do alter the method of amortizing capitalized debt issuance costs to conform generally to the constant yield to maturity method for OID.