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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
All of that could take months or years to come to fruition.
Buildings constructed in 2018 will only be 30 years old when some of these forecasts come to fruition.
My prediction then that more BitLicense approvals are on their way down the pike now seems to be coming to fruition.
Well now, according to Telegram channel Operdrain (via Pink News), those threats have sadly come to fruition.
The equal education promise of Title IX was coming to fruition.
Negotiators have their work cut out for them, and any practical limits to North Korea’s nuclear program via treaty would likely take months, if not years, to come to fruition.
But opponents argued that those terms were only meant to sweeten the deal for voters and may never come to fruition.
Alas, the interview did not come to fruition, but these are the celestial circles in which the most famous soccer announcer in America runs.
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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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