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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
If farmers’ fears come to fruition, consumers could see prices go up not only on agricultural products, but also on the umpteen products that hide corn and soybean inputs such as gas.
And that’s exactly my plan at ELEVATE: to economically empower folks people who have not had the opportunity to be heard, to help their dreams and business plans come to fruition.
Here's a list of players that could make that come to fruition: Kyle Castlin, G, Columbia (6-foot-4, 190 pounds) Bio: The 21-year-old Castlin is a redshirt senior and will get a visit from Xavier, according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman.
For now, these are tactical threats that may or may not come to fruition.
Tempe Town Lake was the only part of their vision that reached fruition — albeit 30 years later.
The Experimental City tells the story of the tremendous rise and abrupt fall of an urban vision that nearly came to fruition.
Oakland City Councilmember Desley Brooks talks about the 17 years the project took to bring to fruition during a groundbreaking ceremony for Seminary Point, a public private partnership at Seminary Avenue and Foothill Blvd.
If most of those come to fruition, the Mets will be in the Wild Card chase, and all that assumes nothing goes awry with Syndergaard, deGrom, Cespedes or, to a lesser extent, Matz.
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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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