destruction, yet here.

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Pavel Pin

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Telugu
Poirot stands before the table full of breads and says:

Poirot: Ah, my holiday begins here. I can see the soul of the city in these humble breads. The world insists on destruction, yet here...masterpieces are baked to order every day.

What is the purpose of "yet"?
Source: Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
 
  • PaulQ

    Senior Member
    UK
    English - England
    You should understand that Poirot is Belgian and that his English is slightly imperfect - bread is uncountable:
    Poirot stands before the table full of rolls and says:
    Poirot: Ah, my holiday begins here. I can see the soul of the city in these humble rolls. The world insists [= continues its habit of insisting] on destruction, nevertheless.
     
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