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Examples of fruition in a Sentence
- These were dreams of long standing that had finally come to fruition … —Nicholas Fraser, Harper's, September 1996
- Truth is a weapon so powerful that the slowness of its fruition matters little in the end. —Edith Hamilton, New Yorker, 12 Sept. 1994
- The ground thaws, the sap flows, then comes the leaf, the bud, the full flowering of national and individual entitlements, an unstoppable surge toward the glorious fruition promised by the idea of independence. —Janette Turner Hospital, New York Times Book Review, 30 Dec. 1990
when she landed the lead in a Broadway play, a lifelong dream was brought to fruition
Recent Examples of fruition from the Web
But authorities seldom challenge many of these claims, particularly the ubiquitous assurances of lower prices, despite decades of evidence that such promises hardly ever come to fruition.
Wilson will face a battle for game time this season at Anfield, but will hope that Liverpool's tradition of breaking talented forwards into the first-team setup continues to come to fruition.
Well, if that's going to come to fruition, Grier will live up to expectations of being the preseason Big 12 offensive player of the year.
After its closing there were vague plans for the city of Galveston to turn it into an educational and research aquarium, possibly connected with marine science programs at Texas A&M University-Galveston, but nothing ever came to fruition.
McVay says a neon sign park isn't yet a project identified in any upcoming bond requests, but could come to fruition in the future.
When Black Music Month came to fruition in 1979, so did an organization called the Black Music Association, dedicated to preserving the music’s history and fostering its future.
Developer Ginger Hitzke, who saw two affordable housing complexes come to fruition in Lemon Grove in this decade, said she was disappointed in the city for not allowing the changes Philbin had in mind.
On August 3, 1955, head of the commission Leonid Sedov told journalists that his country had already sent vehicles with animals into the stratosphere, and that the Soviet satellite project could come to fruition in the near future.
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Did You Know?
Fruition must come from the word fruit, right? Not exactly. Fruition and fruit are related (both ultimately come from the Latin verb frui, meaning "to enjoy"), but they were derived independently. The original meaning of fruition had nothing to do with fruit. Rather, when the term was first used in the early 15th century, it meant only "pleasurable use or possession." Not until the 19th century did fruition develop a second meaning, "the state of bearing fruit," possibly as the result of a mistaken assumption that fruition evolved from fruit. The "state of bearing fruit" sense was followed quickly by the figurative application to anything that can be "realized" and metaphorically bear fruit, such as a plan or a project.
FRUITION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fruition for English Language Learners
: the state of being real or complete
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