Yet is a slightly difficult word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand yet (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use yet in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of yet, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.
Below you will find the definition of yet, followed by 45 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adverb) - up to the present time
EXAMPLES - Yet in a Sentence
- I havent got a title yet but I have an album coming out. (source)
- "I don't have a word yet to describe Freese," Albert Pujols said. (source)
- "You are right, you are right, but her heart don't bleed yet -- _not yet_." (source)
- We have not 100% decided on the title yet, but that one is the front-runner. (source)
- It will be out fall of 2010 and sadly, I haven't even asked about the title yet! (source)
- CNN's new 8PM show doesn't have a title yet, but rest assured it won't be "Crossfire 2." (source)
- She'll back again in part two -- we don't know the title yet -- of "The Princess Diaries." (source)
- The presidential race doesn't have a title yet, but here's a fitting one: "All About Bill." (source)
- She did mention Coryston, only to say with energy: "I don't want to see him yet -- not _yet_!" (source)
- It's off of her new album that doesn't have a title yet, but hitting record stores November 13th. (source)
- "Time enough yet, when she was only eighteen, plenty more gemmen; no hurry _yet_ for Miss Fannie." (source)
- Now the book, which doesn't have a title yet, is set to be published sometime in the spring of 2010. (source)
- And since it's the best thing Morrison's written for the title yet, it became the best Bat-story in ages. (source)
- The newest version of the 737, which first entered service in the late 1960s, hasn't been given a name yet. (source)
- Obama's only two years ino his term yet no one questions the forsaking of his position for his own vainglory. (source)
- With a two-game lead on Kentucky for the SEC crown, a win tonight would all but lock the Lady Vols for the title yet again. (source)
- I've always wanted to juggle being a domestic Diva and "keeping my stride stank" (even though I didn't know the term yet, lol) (source)
- Recent amendments to the Copyright Act expanded the term yet again, letting it run for the life of the author plus seventy years. (source)
- V. i.52 (246,8) A poor Aegyptian yet; the queen my mistress] If this punctuation be right, the man means to say, that he is _yet an (source)
- There may be some lurking out there, that are first-time directors that are absolute geniuses, they don't even have a name yet in my head. (source)
- Ovechkin was last year's recipient of the the league's most valuable player trophy and has a strong chance of claiming the title yet again. (source)
- A male of the Caucasian Persuasion hasn't taken the title yet Clay was close, but Ruben woulda sat on him if he won, so he backed down, HAR. (source)
- "Managing Preval will remain challenging during the remainder of his term yet doing so is key to our success and that of Haiti," the memo said. (source)
- As Charlie and Lincoln mentioned in the final moments of the episode, Baby Dunham didn't have a name yet and there are several options out there. (source)
- The law says such employees can take up to 12 weeks of FMLA leave for a "qualifying exigency," a term yet to be defined by the Department of Labor. (source)
- The Algerian international said: "I'm happy because we have not won the title yet and I can be on the pitch because it's better to be on the pitch." (source)
- The law says such employees can take as many as 12 weeks of FMLA leave for a "qualifying exigency," a term yet to be defined by the Labor Department. (source)
- A month later I called to ask if they had found a buyer, Mr. Ma said they have, but he still cannot disclose the name yet as the transfer is not complete. (source)
- LA will be aiming for the title yet again, but will be getting tough competition this year from Colorado (again) and increased attention on Arizona will be required. (source)
- _ -- Children, on account of the as yet deficient control of the external organs of speech, especially of the tongue, can _not yet_ form some sounds, and therefore omit them. (source)
- You might not be focused on the title yet but the moves you make to your roster at the start of the season could have a major impact on your team's landscape come playoff time. (source)
- Perhaps this kind of significance is all Campbell meant by major, and he knew he could pull a few legs and start a wave of speculation with his use of the term yet still justify it later? (source)
- He hasn't reached the half-way point of his term yet, but Christie had already earned a reputation nationally as a brash fiscal conservative who had taken on state employee and teachers unions. (source)
- I may be way behind the times with this notation, but I just finished reading THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY (fantastic book), and Sticky, one of the heroes, has brown skin -- yet is portrayed as a white boy on the cover. (source)
- Although Fox Home Entertainment hasn't formally announced the title yet (meaning that all the following info is subject to change, of course), an early alert to retailers states that the studio is planning to release all 15 episodes of (source)
- When asked if the new album has a title yet, Asher said "I'm not going to release the title yet, just 'cause you know I want people to take in Seared Foie Gras With Quince And Cranberry for a couple months before I get them excited about the album." (source)
- And as he is neither yet a world-class fighter (he's getting there, but way too young to use the term yet) nor the kind of lower-tier challengers Collazo easily disposes of, there is a bit of ambivalence as to how Collazo will approach the situation. (source)
- Eli Roth ( "Hostel") says that he's developing a new epic sci-fi film: "I don't want to give away the title yet, because I have to make sure I own it 100 percent, but it's going to be something that is really fun, with lots of mass destruction," he said. (source)
- The site where I found this gem which compares people using their constitutional right of free speech to the crimes of the Nazis mixes "conservative" and "intelligence" in the title yet this quote shows that combo to be an oxymoron in at least one instance. (source)
- If you haven't heard much about the title yet, then it promises to bring some novel additions to traditional open world, sandbox gameplay with the application of shape-shifting powers and a touch of amnesia (an intriguing mix of plot devices, we're sure you'll agree). (source)
- To surrender was made very difficult for me by Eugene Field, who had publicly celebrated me as "the sturdy opponent of the swallow-tail suit," and yet he himself, -- though still outwardly faithful -- had been heard to say, "I may be forced to wear the damned thing _yet_." (source)
- We aren't giving away the title yet but we can tell you a sparkling slab of the album has been produced by Klass Ahlund who won acclaim after producing Robyn's genre breaking album whilst Duffy and long time Babes collaborator Steve Booker also makes a dramatic contribution. (source)
- He claims his latest evidence for his book, which doesn't have a publishing date or a title yet, solves the mystery of which ancient civilization mined thousands of copper mines around Lake Superior on the Canadian-American border as early as 2,200 B.C., leaving behind thousands of knives, harpoons and other objects. (source)
- Then all the foreign matter, the defilement which earth pours into them, falls to the ground, and into them the trout work up for life and health and food; and through their swift yet yielding eddies -- _moulding themselves to every accident_, _yet separate and undefiled_ -- shine up the delicate beauties of the subaqueous world, the (source)
- Before yet a song of joy or of mourning had gone forth from the valleys of Norway -- before yet a smoke-wreath had ascended from its huts -- before an axe had felled a tree of its woods -- before yet king Nor burst forth from Jotunhem to seek his lost sister, and passing through the land gave to it his name; nay, before _yet_ there was a Norwegian, stood the high (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 45 example sentences provided below is 65.0, which suggests that "yet" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 10 synonyms for yet.
as yet, earlier, hitherto, prior to, so far, still, thus far, till, until now, up to now
We have 1 antonym for yet.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of yet from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adverb) At this time; for the present: isn't ready yet.
- (adverb) Up to a specified time; thus far: The end had not yet come.
- (adverb) At a future time; eventually: may yet change his mind.
- (adverb) Besides; in addition: returned for yet another helping.
- (adverb) Still more; even: a yet sadder tale.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (verb) To melt; found; cast, as metal.
- (noun) A metal pan or boiler; yetling.
- (adverb) Thus far; up to the present; up to some specified time.
- (adverb) Continuously up to a certain time; still.
- (adverb) At some future time; eventually.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) Any one of several species of large marine gastropods belonging to the genus Yetus, or Cymba; a boat shell.
- (adverb) In addition; further; besides; over and above; still.
- (adverb) At the same time; by continuance from a former state; still.
- (adverb) Up to the present time; thus far; hitherto; until now; -- and with the negative, not yet, not up to the present time; not as soon as now. See As yet, under As, conj.
- (adverb) Before some future time; before the end; eventually; in time.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) At or in the present time or juncture; before something else; at present; now: as, shall the deed be done yet? is it time yet?
- (None) In addition; over and above; in repetition; further; besides; still; even: used especially with comparatives.
- (None) Still, in continuance of a former state; at this or at that time, as formerly; now or then, as at a previous period.
- (None) At or before some future time; before all is done.
- (None) Up to the present time; thus far; hitherto; already: usually with a negative.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adverb) up to the present time
- (adverb) used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present time
- (adverb) despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession)
- (adverb) within an indefinite time or at an unspecified future time
- (adverb) used after a superlative