GBS 'yet'

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Jan 18 01:56:15 UTC 2001

At 9:28 AM -0500 1/18/01, David Bergdahl wrote:
>Lady Britomart [daughter of an earl] announcing the visit of her
>estranged husband to meet his children: "It is ten minutes to nine yet;
>and I have to prepare the girls.  I asked Charles Lomax and Adolphus to
>dinner on purpose that they might be here.  Andrew had better see them
>in case he should cherish any delusions as to their being capable of
>supporting their wives." Act I
>-- Major Barbara, written 1906
this "yet" = 'already' rather than 'still'

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