[ verb ] (agriculture) gather, as of natural products
"harvest the grapes"
Used in print(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)
As_it_is , they consider that the North is now reaping the fruits of excess egalitarianism , that in_spite_of its high standard_of_living the `` American way '' has been proved inferior to the English and Scandinavian ways , although they disapprove of the socialistic features of the latter .(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)
Amy had_to be safe , had_to come_back to them - if only to reap that share of life 's experiences that were her due , if only to give her parents another chance to do better by her .
[ verb ] get or derive
"He drew great benefits from his membership in the association"
Used in print(Randall Stewart, "A Little History, a Little Honesty: A...)
Being a teacher of American literature , I remembered Whittier 's `` Massachusetts_to_Virginia '' , where he said : `` But that one dark loathsome burden ye must stagger with alone , And reap the bitter harvest which ye yourselves have sown '' .