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yes

Definitions

  • Yes, affirmation. Dakota
    Yes, affirmation. Dakota
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n yes an affirmative "I was hoping for a yes"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"'YES, LITTLE LAD,' HE SAID. 'FOR YOU—IF YOU WANT IT.'" "'YES, LITTLE LAD,' HE SAID. 'FOR YOU—IF YOU WANT IT.'"
"YES, IT'S STRAIGHT AND TRUE, GOOD PREACHER, EVERY WORD THAT YOU HAVE SAID." "YES, IT'S STRAIGHT AND TRUE, GOOD PREACHER, EVERY WORD THAT YOU HAVE SAID."

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Albania, nodding your head means "no" and shaking your head means "yes."
    • adv Yes Ay; yea; -- a word which expresses affirmation or consent; -- opposed to no.Yes is used, like yea, to enforce, by repetition or addition, something which precedes; as, you have done all thisyes, you have done more. “Yes, you despise the man books confined.” Pope.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: As of 14.10.2003, only 0.6% of people actually sign the guestbook. Its true. Over 120,000 visitors. Yes, the statistic did go down.
    • yes A word which expresses affirmation or consent: opposed to no. It is also used, like yea, to enforce by repetition or addition something which precedes.
    • yes [For distinction between yes and yea, no and nay, see yea.]
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Ouija board got its name from the combination of the French and German words for "yes" oui and ja.
    • adv Yes yes ay: a word of affirmation or consent.
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Quotations

  • Eleanor Roosevelt
    Eleanor%20Roosevelt
    “Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn't have the power to say yes.”
  • Albert Camus
    Albert%20Camus
    “Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question.”
  • J. A. Spender
    J. A. Spender
    “Fear God, yes, but don't be afraid of Him.”
  • Samuel Goldwyn
    Samuel%20Goldwyn
    “I hate a man who always says yes to me. When I say no I like a man who also says no.”
  • Woodrow T. Wilson
    Woodrow%20T.%20Wilson
    “The nation's honor is dearer than the nation's comfort; yes, than the nation's life itself.”
  • Das Energi
    Das Energi
    “Vote with your life; vote yes!”

Idioms

Yes-man - Someone who always agrees with people in authority is a yes-man.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. yis, ȝis, ȝes, ȝise, AS. gese, gise,; probably fr. geá, yea + swā, so. √188. See Yea, and So
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. gise, gesegeá, yea, , let it be.

Usage

In literature:

Yes, Anita will know whether he is coming or not.
"The White Christmas and other Merry Christmas Plays" by Walter Ben Hare
We covets them, we do, and we's got to have 'em; yes, sir, we's got to have 'em, and we will.
"Cad Metti, The Female Detective Strategist" by Harlan Page Halsey
Yes, come and cheer us up.
"Tristram of Blent" by Anthony Hope
Yes, you are helping a good deal by telling.
"The Attempted Assassination of ex-President Theodore Roosevelt" by Oliver Remey
Yes, yes, I'm in earnest, doctor.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Yes, Willi is indeed an excellent fellow!
"Good Old Anna" by Marie Belloc Lowndes
Life, yes ... yes ...
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
Yes No 41 42 Should thieves be encouraged by giving them magnificent rewards?
"Stanford Achievement Test, Ed. 1922" by Truman L. Kelley
Yes, yes, dry as a cat's back.
"Fair Harbor" by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
Oh, yes; it hasn't been so bad.
"Nell, of Shorne Mills" by Charles Garvice
Yes, something goes on speaking.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
Yes, yes, my boy; bring the poor fellows in.
"Crown and Sceptre" by George Manville Fenn
She has forgiven me, yes, yes, she likes me; I know she does, but I must be careful!
"The Music Master" by Charles Klein
Mr. Reed: Yes, you might say ten thousand.
"Northern Nut Growers Association, Report of the Proceedings at the Third Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
Yes, she had better return to her native town, especially as her brother was meaning to marry again.
"The Girls at Mount Morris" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Yes, seh, same like you diggin' grave; yes, seh.
"Bonaventure" by George Washington Cable
Yes, I know what it means.
"The Ghost Breaker" by Paul Dickey
For he said gently, always keeping a great restraint upon himself, `Yes, I have promised.
"Allison Bain" by Margaret Murray Robertson
Yes, yes, he was taken to the hospital, and died of his injuries.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
Yes, yes, let's go now.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
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In poetry:

Yes, let thy course below
Through all its fleeting days
In its angelic ministries
Be as a psalm of praise.
"Rev. Henry Albertson Post," by Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney
Yes, love's dear chain is broken;
From shore to shore I roam--
No comfort, no companion,
No happiness, no home.
"Rutha" by Hattie Howard
Yes! Thou art with me, and with Thee
I cannot be alone,
For joy shall bear me company,
And peace shall be my own.
"God ever Present" by John Bowring
"Yes, me was near, an near eneuch,
An me their numbers saw;
There was fifty thousand Hielanmen
A marching to Harlaw."
"Traditionary Version" by Andrew Lang
'Yes, me was near, an near eneuch,
An me their numbers saw;
There was fifty thousan Hielanmen
A-marching to Harlaw.'
"The Battle Of Harlaw" by Anonymous British
And shall not Jesus hear
His chosen, when they cry?
Yes, though he may awhile forbear,
He'll help them from on high.
"The Importunate Widow" by John Newton

In news:

Yes, a return trip to Bongo 's.
Help write the next chapter of Ayer's history by voting yes on articles 2, 3 and 4 at Ayer's Town Meeting on Monday, Oct 22.
Yes, the Gluten-Free Movement Has Finally Reached Your Halloween Bucket.
And yes there are organic dog treats in there.
Yes, the Bowser Beer has arrived for your favorite K9.
Yes, I even hate the Beach Boys.
A chilly walk, yes, but worth it.
Local bride-to-be on 'Say Yes to the Dress'.
Maybe in their wildest dream, a fantasy fueled by 114 years of losing elections to Republicans, the Democrats of Brigantine - yes, there are some.
So Yes, My 2-Year-Old Will Be Going To SCHOOL.
Yes, according to relatives of one Missouri man who died Wednesday.
Yes, entrepreneurs need to network, but don't ignore the importance of cockiness .
We look at the late 20s/early 30-something man wearing the glasses, polo shirt and khakis and think, "Yes, you are clearly an IT guy".
Yes, the president of the state Senate represents a chunk of the peninsula, but the responsibilities of that job require the able assistance of colleagues.
And, yes, she'll certainly show up at concerts scheduled this week.
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In science:

For a rational splice diagram of simple type we find the answer is “yes”.
Rational polynomials of simple type
Thus each answer, Yes or No, injects one “bit” of information into the quantum universe.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
If yes, then it assigned with the cluster label of the top site.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
The answer is yes, provided we have some way to determine momentum covector p ! For instance, momentum covector p can be given explicitly as a function of dynamic variables p and v.
On the concept of normal shift in non-metric geometry
Clearly the machine will never output YES when s and t are not in the same connected component.
Quantum random walks - an introductory overview
If “Yes” then go to Step 2 otherwise Aut(Xg ) = Z2 Step 2: Compute the degree s of the normal decomposition.
Determining the automorphism group of a hyperelliptic curve
While this question for hyperbolic surfaces is trivially yes (since those groups surject onto a free group of rank 2), the 2-dimensional case becomes interesting if we generalize to orbifolds.
Finite covers of random 3-manifolds
If yes, the occurrence of the maximal difficulty for random 3-SAT at the phase transition can be viewed as being due to the changing of the probability to draw instances with fixed number of solutions.
Single-solution Random 3-SAT Instances
The fundamental variables of a causal site have a yes/no form: region A either is or is not in the causal past of region B.
Categorical Geometry and the Mathematical Foundations of Quantum General Relativity
For the simulations in this paper, which have Re ≤ 3 × 104, the answer is yes.
Transitions between turbulent and laminar superfluid vorticity states in the outer core of a neutron star
Are there particular examples of Q and f that are somehow special? The answer to both these questions is yes.
Zeros of Random Analytic Functions
We have already discussed the standard query model (let us call it Q): A membership oracle for a convex body K takes any q ∈ Rn and outputs YES if q ∈ K and NO otherwise.
Dispersion of Mass and the Complexity of Randomized Geometric Algorithms
Notice that the answer to that in the above example is yes: let r(z, w) = ρ(z, w)/(1 + |z |2).
A note on plurisubharmonic defining functions in C^2
Pn ? If n = 2, 3, the answer is clearly yes.
Basis-conjugating automorphisms of a free group and associated Lie algebras
When data improved, would model selection support them over the power-law model? Yes.
Comment on `Tainted evidence: cosmological model selection versus fitting', by Eric V. Linder and Ramon Miquel (astro-ph/0702542v2)
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