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
One of her goals was to see the Estates mural to fruition.
While some of these efforts are a long way off, one project, a commuter train, is close to fruition.
Dean said he is driven, and that drive comes from his desire to see his visions come to fruition.
While the 1.4 acres is currently under the ownership of the city, leaving the current owner with just about 5 acres of land to develop, the business development project never came to fruition.
Kohl had to watch from the remove of the political opposition as the second of his two great dreams came to fruition — the unifying of Europe into a single trading zone with a shared currency, the euro.
Trump is relying on that sentiment to see this policy though to fruition.
At one point this spring, Thrall farmland was being considered as a potential site for a third Connecticut casino, but that never came to fruition.
There is increasingly reason to think a value-unlocking spinoff could come to fruition.
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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.
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Definition of fruition for English Language Learners
: the state of being real or complete
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