at the present time; now: Don't go yet. Are they here yet?
up to a particular time; thus far: They had not yet come.
in the time still remaining; before all is done: There is yet time.
from the preceding time; as previously; still: He came here on a vacation 20 years ago, and he is here yet.
in addition; again: The mail brought yet another reply.
moreover: I've never read it nor yet intend to.
even; still (used to emphasize a comparative): a yet milder tone; yet greater power.
though the case be such; nevertheless: strange and yet very true.
though; still; nevertheless: It is good, yet it could be improved.
as yet. as1 ( def 31 ).

before 900; Middle English yet(e) (adv. and conjunction), Old English gīet(a) (adv.); cognate with Middle High German ieze yet, now > German jetzt now

9. See but1. Unabridged
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yet (jɛt)
sentence connector
1.  nevertheless; still; in spite of that: I want to and yet I haven't the courage; she is strange yet kind
2.  (usually used with a negative or interrogative) so far; up until then or now: they're not home yet; is it teatime yet?
3.  (often preceded by just; usually used with a negative) now (as contrasted with later): we can't stop yet
4.  (often used with a comparative) even; still: yet more potatoes for sale; yet another problem family
5.  eventually, in spite of everything: we'll convince him yet
6.  as yet so far; up until then or now
[Old English gēta; related to Old Frisian jēta]

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Word Origin & History

O.E. get, gieta "till now, thus far, earlier, at last, also," an Anglo-Frisian word (cf. O.Fris. ieta, M.H.G. ieuzo), of unknown origin. The meaning in other Gmc. languages is expressed by descendants of P.Gmc. *noh- (cf. Ger. noch), from PIE *nu-qe- "and now."
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Example sentences
Yet a functioning democracy demands maximum accountability and transparency.
Yet many college instructors are only dimly familiar with that research.
Yet beneath such squeamishness, an undercurrent of relative pride still pulses,
Power companies appreciate a smart grid but consumers have yet to see the
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