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    from the Bible

    Is the following sentence all right?
    Although he was in the world yet the world did not recognise him.
    Isn't the "yet" in the sentence superfluous?

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    Re: from the Bible

    We don't use it in modern speech or writing, but this sort of 'pleonastic' conjunction was once common.

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