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Yield results, have a favorable outcome, as in
This new idea of his is bound to bear fruit
. This metaphoric term, first recorded in 1879, transfers the production of fruit by a tree or plant to other kinds of useful yield.
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(...) soil where they lie, by an inspired voice or pen, to bear fruit of a divine flavor.
Henry David Thoreau
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