Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a yielding manner; with compliance.

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  • adverb In a yielding way.

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  • adverb in an obedient manner

Etymologies

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yielding +‎ -ly

Examples

  • For what he loved above all, and all along, was art that is yieldingly attentive to the life of its materials and to particular sensations of reality.

    Fairfield Porter: The Painter as Critic

  • The ballet's central pas de deux, to music Britten named "Sentimental Sarabande," effectively shows off Ms. Mearns and Mr. Angle -- she, yieldingly; he, ardently.

    NYCB Goes Back to Core Values

  • For what he loved above all, and all along, was art that is yieldingly attentive to the life of its materials and to particular sensations of reality.

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  • “All right,” he said, looking at her weakly and yieldingly.

    An American Tragedy

  • I remember closing my eyes an instant, yieldingly, consciously, as before the excess of something beautiful that shone out of the blue of her own.

    The Turn of the Screw

  • “A little more — a little more,” said she, petulantly touching his hand with the forefinger, to make him incline the cup more generously and yieldingly.

    Villette

  • And the fall hurt Perry a little, even accustomed as he was to the taking of blows yieldingly.

    Winner Take All

  • I remember closing my eyes an instant, yieldingly, consciously, as before the excess of something beautiful that shone out of the blue of her own.

    The Turn of the Screw

  • Her figure swayed forward yieldingly as if she would give herself into the keeping of the sun-drenched, pine-soaked air.

    Success A Novel

  • "It's a very ticklish business, this, Mr. Steger," put in the sheriff, yieldingly, and yet with a slight whimper in his voice.

    The Financier, a novel

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