Origin of fruitful
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1, 3. See productive.
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Examples from the Web for fruitful
These are all fruitful options to pursue for any atheist interested in challenging the immoral stereotypes we have.Loud, Proud, and Atheist: ‘Openly Secular’ Encourages Nonbelievers to Come Out of the Closet
September 25, 2014
After a fruitful year (earning $81 total) he expanded his enterprise.The Ghost Hotels of the Catskills
August 25, 2014
That marked the beginning of a fruitful long-term relationship with his Ethiopian clients.'Made in China' Now Being Made in Africa
August 23, 2014
Then, defying all logic, it somehow blossomed into an amazing, fruitful romance.'You're the Worst': TV's Best Couple Is Awful and Perfect for Each Other
August 21, 2014
And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.The Story of Noah's Ark From the Bible’s Book of Genesis
The Daily Beast
March 24, 2014
Fruitful seasons have done much to secure it, but they have not done all.
The performance furnished a fruitful harvest for the life-savers.My Double Life
As Shakespeare is the amplest of poets, so were theirs the most fruitful of courts.
O why should such glorious qualifications be the fruitful source of woe!The Letters of Robert Burns
No human repentance is enough to equalise deadly sin and be fruitful.
- bearing fruit in abundance
- productive or prolific, esp in bearing offspring
- causing or assisting prolific growth
- producing results or profitsa fruitful discussion
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Word Origin and History for fruitful
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