the bitter fruits

the bitter fruits

  (literary)
the unpleasant results of something Disease and malnutrition are the bitter fruits of an inefficient social healthcare policy.
See also: bitter, fruit
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I have done very, very wrong, I know; but, as usual, I have reaped the bitter fruits of my own error, - and must reap them to the end.
The old man was cruelly hurt by this tacit insult; he gathered in this one moment the bitter fruits of the training he had given to his daughter.
Then, bending over with a short laugh, he gave my ear the bitter fruit of it.
During the dire years of the genocide of the Armenians, millions of our people were uprooted and massacred in a premeditated manner, passed through fire and sword, tasted the bitter fruits of torture and sorrow," Karekin II, the head of the Armenian Apostolic Church said at the ceremony.
We'll not negotiate with the Kenyan govt as long as its forces are invading our country, so reap the bitter fruits of your harvest," al-Shabab said in a tweet.
Every new generation of Kashmir harvests the bitter fruits of Abdullah's political blunders.
the bitter fruits of a reckless "victor/vanquished" approach to resolving rivalries, wherein our allies came out defeated and/or weakened; and
Nonetheless, the court's revulsion at the administration's position is understandable; once again, the administration is reaping the bitter fruits of its extreme legal views.
bishops urged Americans "to turn away from the bitter fruits of the kind of hatred which is the source of this tragedy.
With sedate economy, Van Clief-Stefanon delivers a composite distillation of the bitter fruits of patriarchy--highlighting what are often dismissed as incidental by products of more fundamental "human" struggles.
It is a fact that while in some parts of the world there continue to be campaigns to introduce laws favouring abortion, often supported by powerful international organizations, in other nations--particularly those which have already experienced the bitter fruits of such permissive legislation--there are growing signs of a rethinking in this matter.
Let us make the right choices in this crisis--to pray, act, and unite against the bitter fruits of division, hatred, and violence.
The movie is about the bitter fruits of violence, the incalculable human cost of the endless battle between the Irish Republican Army and the occupying British that has been waged these past 28 years.
Let us make the right choices in this crisis --to pray, act and unite against the bitter fruits of division, hatred, and violence.