Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR YESES

These yeses were accompanied by the emphatic tapping on the paper.

Thenceforward his Imperial Highness used to send Zeitz to me whenever he had any yeses or noes.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English gise, gese "so be it!," probably from gea, ge "so" (see yea) + si "be it!," third person imperative of beon "to be" (see be). Originally stronger than simple yea. Used in Shakespeare mainly as an answer to negative questions. Yes-man is first recorded 1912, American English.