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English adverb: yet

1. yet up to the present time

SamplesI have yet to see the results.
Details are yet to be worked out.

2. yet used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present time

SamplesSo far he hasn't called.
The sun isn't up yet.

Synonymsas yet, heretofore, hitherto, so far, thus far, til now, until now, up to now

3. yet to a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons

SamplesLooked sick and felt even worse.
An even (or still) more interesting problem.
Still another problem must be solved.
A yet sadder tale.

Synonymseven, still

4. yet within an indefinite time or at an unspecified future time

SamplesHe 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.

Synonymsin time

5. yet used after a superlative

SamplesThis is the best so far.
The largest drug bust yet.

Synonymsso far

6. yet despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession)

SamplesAlthough 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.

Synonymsall the same, even so, however, nevertheless, nonetheless, notwithstanding, still, withal

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