'Mais' and 'or' are very similar in meaning ...'Or' is more formal and literary than 'mais'.
Here are a few examples where 'mais' and 'or' can be translated as 'yet'.
Ma grand-mère était sévère mais juste.
Tout le monde admire les discours de Lucien, or personne n'applique ce qu'il dit.
Hope this helps!
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