[ US /ˈjɛt/ ]
[ UK /jˈɛt/ ]
  1. within an indefinite time or at an unspecified future time
    sooner or later you will have to face the facts
    in time they came to accept the harsh reality
    he longed for the flowers that were yet to show themselves
  2. 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
    So far he hasn't called
  3. to a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons
    a yet sadder tale
    looked sick and felt even worse
    an even (or still) more interesting problem
    still another problem must be solved
  4. used after a superlative
    this is the best so far
    the largest drug bust yet
  5. despite anything to the contrary (usually preceding a concession)
    he was a stern yet fair master
    although I'm a little afraid, however I'd like to try it
    granted that it is dangerous, all the same I still want to go
    while we disliked each other, nevertheless we agreed
  6. up to the present time
    details are yet to be worked out
    I have yet to see the results
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How To Use yet In A Sentence

  • Demos they may be but these Hazlewood rarities are rounded, rustic country songs: lustrous and lustful, quirkily and dryly humorous, yet poignant stories from the other side of love.
  • Yet, there are times when I wonder if my love is misplaced, if I should temper my affection.
  • Sir, his definement suffers no perdition in you; though, I know, to divide him inventorially would dizzy the arithmetic of memory, and yet but yaw neither, in respect of his quick sail. Act V. Scene II. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • And we -- it does extent all the way up toward Jacksonville, all the way down into West Palm Beach, all the way over to Fort Myers, and northward, almost kind of budging into the pan -- the Big Bend area, almost into the Panhandle, but not quite just yet. CNN Transcript Sep 5, 2004
  • The King looked at him and seeing him to be yet comelier than his daughter and goodlier than she in stature and proportion and brightness and perfection, said to him, The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
  • ‘Ah Dublin, you're giving it away,’ he wailed in the 55th minute, as the Dublin defence fluffed its lines yet again, giving Laois another unearned scoring opportunity.
  • Have you made the reservations for our holiday yet?
  • Yet the video footage shows a man slightly unsteady on his feet. Times, Sunday Times
  • Yet his paranoid fear of plots and conspiracies beset him to the end of his life. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century
  • Kahil was one of her men, yet he managed to insinuate himself into Fadawah's trust. SHARDS OF A BROKEN CROWN
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