- 1Up until the present or a specified or implied time; by now or then: I haven’t told anyone else yet aren’t you ready to go yet? I have yet to be convinced [with superlative]: the congress was widely acclaimed as the best yetMore example sentences
- We would appreciate if those who have not paid their contribution yet would do so as soon as possible.
- You know, I didn't get a chance to eat yet.
- I wrote that chapter with that intention, but no one has mentioned it as of yet.
- 1.1 [with negative] As soon as the present or a specified or implied time: wait, don’t go yetMore example sentences
- I continued to argue with my mother to try and persuade her that it is too soon and that I didn't want to leave just yet but it was no use.
- There was no sign of her father, so I decided not to mention the burglary yet.
- ‘Oh wait, we can't go yet, Gabe hasn't even seen what Geoff gave me!’ Alex said.
- 1.2From now into the future for a specified length of time: I hope to continue for some time yetMore example sentences
- The old man doesn't arrive for weeks yet; there is still plenty of time.
- My flight doesn't leave for a few hours yet.
- Because I got an early start, I plan to be around a long time yet.
- 1.3Referring to something that will or may happen in the future: further research may yet explain the enigma I know she’s alive and I’ll find her yetMore example sentences
- The affection felt for Skipton Hospital may yet prevent its closure, but its future remains far from certain.
- Voter registration among union members is up 23 percent so far this year, and could yet see a 30 percent increase.
- Deep divisions are already there that may yet hinder the effectiveness of the Nice Treaty.
- 2Still; even (used to emphasize increase or repetition): snow, snow, and yet more snow yet another diet book the rations were reduced yet againMore example sentences
- I think we are going to have yet another one very soon, which might not be the last one.
- Playing for England provided yet bigger highs and lows.
- Worse yet, concert goers with floor tickets had to remain outside in front of Gate 2.
- 3In spite of that; nevertheless: every week she gets worse, and yet it could go on for yearsMore example sentences
- The idea is that clubs can do whatever they want and yet fans will still turn out to watch their team play.
- One of the greatest figures in English Literature and yet not a mention, in her epitaph, of her achievements.
- And yet Brazil, though top of the world rankings, are not the top team in South America right now.
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- But at the same time; but nevertheless: the path was dark, yet I slowly found my wayMore example sentences
- None of this is mentioned by Phillips, yet it is a scandal of massive proportions.
- He walked into the team of that tournament, yet is never even mentioned as a potential Footballer of the Year.
- Their home soon became an elegant yet hospitable oasis at the core of the Bair ranch.
- see as1.
- And also not.More example sentences
- But the ‘Devil’ revealed here is not the cloven-footed demon of medieval folklore, nor yet his murderous human servants.
- He slipped quietly and unobtrusively through school, not a scholar, nor yet a dunce, quite good at sports and swimming, quiet and friendly with all, but with no close friends.
- We don't know how long it will take, nor yet if we'll succeed.
Old English gīet(a), of unknown origin.