I was wondering if there were any other phrases starting with "fruits of ......" like "fruits of labor" and "fruits of love"... The phrases can have different meanings but they need to start with "fruits of".

Thank you

  • Labor, victory, science, peace, growth, democracy, success, research, globalization, sanctification, repentance, colonialism, decolonization, conquest, capitalism, civilization, independence, faith, life, productivity, empericism, liberty, progress, freedom, power, war, glasnost, hellenism. If you want me to go on for another hour, set up a WebEx or Skype call. Cheers. – RegDwigнt Jun 25 '19 at 18:39
  • @RegDwigнt — As you are a moderator could you explain the purpose of your comment in relation to the explicit injunction in the comment box to use comments to ask for clarification and not to use them to answer questions. – David Jun 25 '19 at 18:57
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    Then maybe you could take it up on meta, but I am sure that the majority of the users here will come down on the side of RegDwight. Comments are "fair game", so if you want privacy get a chat room. – Cascabel Jun 25 '19 at 20:39
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    @David I am sorry if we got fighty. I have seen many of your posts, and I think you are a very reasonable and thoughtful person. Can we just agree to dis-agree? BTW...extended conversation in comment is also discouraged, but we do it all the time... – Cascabel Jun 25 '19 at 22:31
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    @david The comment indicates that there are many other phrases. And it leads the poster to clarify or rethink their question in some way. It's a form of platonic question. (And I don't see what's wrong with anybody replying to a comment that's been made publicly.) – Jason Bassford Jun 25 '19 at 23:40

fruit OED

Anything accruing, produced, or resulting from an action or effort, the operation of a cause, etc.

As in:

1849 Macaulay Hist. Eng. The produce of the soil far exceeded the value of all the other fruits of human industry.


1858 T. Carlyle Hist. Friedrich II of Prussia I. ii. vi. 119 His going on the Crusade..was partly the fruit of the life she led him.

As noted above in a comment, one can reap the fruit of many things.

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