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Definition when work begins to create the desired result (when it "bears fruit")

More rarely, fruition can refer to a tree in the state of bearing fruit.
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Three days later, the plan came to fruition.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • fruition = when work creates its result
  • A week later, the mayor's words came to nasty fruition.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • fruition = when work creates its result
  • Our original vision didn't come to fruition; the blueprint never came together.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • 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
  • 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
  • This was the long-pending hour of fruition.
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
  • It showed the craven in men; it proved the baneful influence of gold; it brought, in its fruition, the destiny of Alder Creek Camp.
    Zane Grey  --  The Border Legion
  • 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
  • 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 father spent the last years of his life in discussion with Her Majesty in hopes of seeing an alliance to fruition.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • 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
  • It was the planning that counted, whether it ever came to fruition or not.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • 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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