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fruition
as in:  plan is approaching fruition


The development brings our work closer to fruition.
  when work begins to create the desired result ("bear fruit")
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  • The development brings our work closer to fruition.
  • There is little hope the plan will ever reach fruition.
  • Such is the hope, but the fruition is postponed.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Essays, Second Series
  • Where I may have fruition of her love.
    Shakespeare  --  King Henry VI, Part 1

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  • Spring just opening into summer - morning just approaching noon - girlhood just ripening into womanhood, and hope just verging on fruition.
    Anne Bronte  --  The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
  • Is not my house right with God? Has he not made with me an everlasting covenant, arranged and secured in every part? Will he not bring to fruition my salvation and grant me my every desire?
    2 Samuel 23:5 (NIV)
  • Isn’t that what happens when things come to fruition?
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • Our original vision didn’t come to fruition; the blueprint never came together.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • I felt a layer of sweat shimmer to the surface of my skin, because, finally, my wife’s fears had come to fruition.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • My father spent the last years of his life in discussion with Her Majesty in hopes of seeing an alliance to fruition.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder

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  • Truly she was my childhood love, Miriam Bookbinder, come to fruition with all adult hormones in perfect orchestration.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • However, you and I remember that Uncle Monty’s promise was laden with dramatic irony, and now, here in the early-morning gloom of the Reptile Room, that irony was going to come to fruition, a phrase which here means "the Baudelaires were finally to learn of it."
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Reptile Room
  • Three days later, the plan came to fruition.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • This brought to fruition all those years of waiting.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • They were full of hope and fruition.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • If the plans we were making came to fruition, all my dreams would come true.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • It was hard to believe that after all these months, his wicked scheme was minutes away from fruition.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • From the north I summon earth and ask that you grow within this circle the gift of manifestation, that the wishes and prayers from tonight will come to fruition.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • He had a rape case coming to fruition, the perp identified from a college face book and his statements transcribed and ready for the AG’s office.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • I have, during those five-and-twenty years, spared no pains to understand the people of France and the interests which were confided to me; and now, when I see the fruition of my wishes almost within reach, the power I hold in my hands bursts, and shatters me to atoms!
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Back home in Wisconsin the chaplain had been very fond of gardening, and his heart welled with a glorious impression of fertility and fruition each time he contemplated the low, prickly boughs of the stunted trees and the waist-high weeds and thickets by which he was almost walled in.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • While arranging my hair, I looked at my face in the glass, and felt it was no longer plain: there was hope in its aspect and life in its colour; and my eyes seemed as if they had beheld the fount of fruition, and borrowed beams from the lustrous ripple.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • The fields needed rain for fruition.
    Pearl S. Buck  --  The Good Earth
  • =========================== With the Lady Jessica and Arrakis, the Bene Gesserit system of sowing implant-legends through the Missionaria Protectiva came to its full fruition.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • It was the planning that counted, whether it ever came to fruition or not.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • A Gothic statue implies celibacy, just as a Greek statue implies fruition, and perhaps this was what Mr. Beebe meant.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • His reinstation of her mother had been chiefly for the girl’s sake, and the fruition of the whole scheme was such dust and ashes as this.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • Anaxagoras and Parmenides had a listener named Socrates who carried their ideas into full fruition.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • What I had unknowingly conjured up in my teatro productions came to fruition as land developers, along with county and city officials, tore up whole streets to build new townhouses, malls and expensive condos.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • So, for a time, if such a passion come to fruition, the man will get what he wants.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • As I gazed at the house, I realized that the months I’d spent preparing for our anniversary would reach fruition.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Wedding
  • Here Love his golden shafts employs, here lights His constant lamp, and waves his purple wings, Reigns here and revels; not in the bought smile Of harlots, loveless, joyless, unendeared, Casual fruition; nor in court-amours, Mixed dance, or wanton mask, or midnight ball, Or serenate, which the starved lover sings To his proud fair, best quitted with disdain.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • Accordingly he broke his mind to his neighbour, saying that, to express his notion of the thing, his opinion (who ought not perchance to express one) was that one must have a cold constitution and a frigid genius not to be rejoiced by this freshest news of the fruition of her confinement since she had been in such pain through no fault of hers.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • To bring this hope to fruition, we are compelled daily to turn more and more to a conscientious study of the phenomena of race-contact,—to a study frank and fair, and not falsified and colored by our wishes or our fears.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • The fruition of the year had come and the night should have been fine with a moon in the sky and the crisp sharp promise of frost in the air, but it wasn’t that way.
    Sherwood Anderson  --  Winesburg, Ohio
  • The mutant, the enemy, not only of the human race, but of all the species God had decreed; the seed of the Devil within, trying unflaggingly, eternally to come to fruition in order that it might destroy the divine order and turn our land, the stronghold of God’s will upon Earth, into a lewd chaos like the Fringes; trying to make it a place without the law, like the lands in the South that Uncle Axel had spoken of, where the plants and the animals and the almost-human beings, too,…
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • He had had beneficent inclinations, but they had stopped short of fruition; he had never committed himself, and his honour was safe.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • To more positive matters: the Clinic here is run along very clean and efficient lines, and is exploring various lines of treatment, including water therapy; and might act as a model for my own project, should it ever come to fruition.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • As his hero and heroine pass the matrimonial barrier, the novelist generally drops the curtain, as if the drama were over then: the doubts and struggles of life ended: as if, once landed in the marriage country, all were green and pleasant there: and wife and husband had nothing to do but to link each other’s arms together, and wander gently downwards towards old age in happy and perfect fruition.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Her beauty was still the object of desire, though greater beauty, or a fresher object, might have been more so; but the little abatement which fruition had occasioned to this was highly overbalanced by the considerations of the affection which she visibly bore him, and of the situation into which he had brought her.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • It was long before Fanny could recover from the agitating happiness of such an hour as was formed by the last thirty minutes of expectation, and the first of fruition; it was some time even before her happiness could be said to make her happy, before the disappointment inseparable from the alteration of person had vanished, and she could see in him the same William as before, and talk to him, as her heart had been yearning to do through many a past year.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • …campaign had offended some elderly bishops so another was devised; then came the problems of success itself, unbelievable sales, I new production quotas, and disputes about overtime rates, and the search for a site for a second factory about which the four unions involved had been generally sullen and had needed to be charmed and coaxed like children; and now, when all had been brought to fruition, there loomed the greater challenge yet of Army Amo, the khaki bar with the Pass the Amo!
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • I expel it and swear it will never come to fruition.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • But it was during another hunting trip that my business finally started to come to fruition.
    Phil Robertson  --  Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
  • These plans were coordinated and brought to fruition by an architectural artist without peer.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • He had planted them apparently on an impulse; but it was really the fruition of a dream of his.
    Doris Lessing  --  The Grass is Singing
  • All that we had worked for in 2008 came to fruition in that moment, and we enjoyed it for a few days.
    Tim Tebow  --  Through My Eyes
  • My fairest luck finds no fruition: In all the fullness of my vision The soulless sneak disturbs me thus!
    Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)  --  Faust
  • He tried to persuade you that his vision is grand and worthwhile—that it will benefit all once it reaches fruition.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • Carlson Young, the head of the entertainment division of the channel, had done quite a bit to bring these projects to fruition.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
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