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yet

Yet can introduce a contrast, refer to the future, or to something that you need more of. You can like a class, yet feel it's too hard. You may need to study hard yet again to try to pass a re-test. And even if an exam hasn't happened yet, you might worry it will be a disaster.

Yet is often used like but when connecting two ideas that contrast — as in, "I love apples, yet I hate applesauce." When yet is not being used as a contrast, it means "more" or "in the future" (which is really just more time). If you've been rehearsing for the school play for weeks, but still don't know your lines, you'll need yet more rehearsals if it's going to be a success.

Definitions of yet
  1. adverb
    up to the present time
    “I have yet to see the results”
    “details are yet to be worked out”
  2. adverb
    used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present time
    “the sun isn't up yet
    synonyms: as yet, heretofore, hitherto, so far, thus far, til now, until now, up to now
  3. adverb
    within an indefinite time or at an unspecified future time
    “he longed for the flowers that were yet to show themselves”
    synonyms: in time
  4. adverb
    to a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons
    “a yet sadder tale”
    synonyms: even, still
  5. adverb
    used after a superlative
    synonyms: so far
  6. adverb
    despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession)
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