• WordNet 3.6
    • n upshot a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise","his decision had depressing consequences for business","he acted very wise after the event"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Upshot Final issue; conclusion; the sum and substance; the end; the result; the consummation. "I can not pursue with any safety this sport to the upshot .""We account it frailty that threescore years and ten make the upshot of man's pleasurable existence."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n upshot Final issue; conclusion; end; consummation: as, the upshot of the matter.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Upshot up′shot final issue: end.
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  • D. H. Lawrence
    “The upshot was, my paintings must burn that English artists might finally learn.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Up, + shot, equivalent to scot, share, reckoning. Cf. the phrase to cast up an account,


In literature:

Well, upshot is, the church died out.
"Other Main-Travelled Roads" by Hamlin Garland
And the upshot of it all is that he is called up before the authorities and expelled, sent home in utter disgrace, not to return.
"Quiet Talks on Power" by S.D. Gordon
And the upshot of it was that he wanted money.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
The upshot was that Mrs. Rogers was taken into custody and lodged in prison.
"The International Monthly Magazine, Volume 5, No. 1, January, 1852" by Various
I had no time to think if I had done well or ill, or what the upshot of it all was like to be.
"Sir Ludar" by Talbot Baines Reed
The upshot might have been serious for me in my present weak condition, and being one against two.
"My Friend Smith" by Talbot Baines Reed
But the upshot was that Lord Aberdeen became our leader.
"The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by John Morley
The upshot was that one day Lola pushed Patrick down the stairs, heaved his grip out of the window and ordered him to quit.
"The Magnificent Montez" by Horace Wyndham
I went to law, and the upshot was that I lost all I had remaining.
"Marmaduke Merry" by William H. G. Kingston
I don't think they would be mad enough to attempt anything when they must know what would be the upshot.
"Will Weatherhelm" by W.H.G. Kingston
Well, now, what do you think was the upshot of it?
"Jacob Faithful" by Captain Frederick Marryat
The upshot was that the French practically forced us into the policy of maintaining a large force about Salonika.
"Experiences of a Dug-out, 1914-1918" by Charles Edward Callwell
Wee Willie Winkie standing over Miss Allardyce, waited the upshot.
"The Short-story" by William Patterson Atkinson
The upshot of the matter was, that we parted.
"The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume I (of 2)" by Alexandre Dumas père
The upshot of it was that one grey morning he took his share of the outfit and started off by himself.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
The upshot of this visit was that soon Mrs. Brett's large, pale face, with its light-blue eyes and gentle smile, was seen passing the window.
"A Modern Tomboy" by L. T. Meade
The upshot of it was that Paul was flogged no more.
"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray
Des whirl in en gin us de upshot er w'at you got in yo' min'.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
Courtin' begun in the fall, with singin'-school, and this is the upshot.
"Country Neighbors" by Alice Brown
If these things I have been saying to you are true, what is the upshot of them for you and me?
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward

In poetry:

Her sleep in sin doth end in wrath,
Remorse rings her awake;
Death calls her up, Shame drives her out,
Despairs her upshot make.
"Love's Servile Lot" by Robert Southwell
An' then the upshot sune was seen,
Wi' pykeit chafts an' watery een;
Puir May was packit frae the hoose
By Rabbie's mither, snell an' douce.
"Mysie, An Aul' Warl', But Ower True Story" by Janet Hamilton
This while I've been ettlin' to string a wheen rhymes,
Being unco sair fash'd at the signs o' the times—
The mony dark omens aroun' an' abune,
The upshot o' whilk will be seen on us sune.
"Rhymes For The Times: I: 1865" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

The upshot was that everyone was concerned, but there was little unity.
John Cook (formerly of Gawker) has a real blockbuster over at Yahoo's "The Upshot" news blog.
Melitta USA Enters Single-Serve Pod Market With UpShot.
Well, that seems to be the upshot of this Politico report that National Right-to-Life is making robocalls in Indiana asking Democrats to vote against Obama.
Upshot understands importance of fun, flexibility.
Melitta USA Enters Single-Serve Pod Market With UpShot .
The upshot from the Party Congress.
Upshot of Boy Scouts' Anti-Gay Policy: Logging Their Forests.
The Upshot on Palin and Her Updo.
The drive to improve presentation of business information to executive-level employees continued with the release of offerings from UpShot Corp. And CXO Systems Inc. Upshot , CXO Debut Dashboards.
Keeping information always available at your fingertips, UpShot .com provides a perfect balance of ease of use and power.
Now that the smoke has cleared from the US Supreme Court's June ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, what's the upshot for financial leaders.
The upshot is that I use 40% more gas than the others.
Upshot understands importance of fun, flexibility .
This number is an upshot from the same period in 2010, in which 176 magazines debuted.

In science:

As an upshot of these efforts, most alternative theories have been put aside; only those theories of gravity flexible enough have survived, the accommodation being provided by free parameters and coupling constants of the theory.
35 Years of Testing Relativistic Gravity: Where do we go from here?
As an upshot of these efforts, most alternative theories have been put aside; only those theories of gravity flexible enough have survived, the accommodation being provided by the free parameters and the coupling constant of the theory.
New Concept for Testing General Relativity: The Laser Astrometric Test of Relativity (LATOR) Mission
The upshot is an expression for φ σ of the same type as b), in terms of L∞ functions hj whose support is contained in the support of φ.
Distributions and Analytic Continuation of Dirichlet Series
The upshot is that the detailed pattern of anisotropies, quantified, for instance, by the angular power spectrum Cℓ , depends on all of the cosmological parameters.
The Cosmological Parameters
Anyway, the upshot is that long range predictions become virtually impossible.
Review of Nonlinear Methods and Modelling
A complete analysis of both effects, ω -like and decoherence in entangled neutral kaons of a φ-factory, has already been carried out , with the upshot that the various effects can be disentangled experimentally, at least in principle (see Section 4.6 below).
CPT and Quantum Mechanics Tests with Kaons
What is the upshot of this discussion? Two peculiar properties of rooted staggered fermions have been identified: their behavior when one quark mass vani shes and their need for an extended, PQ continuum limit.
Rooted staggered fermions: good, bad or ugly?
The upshot is that the non-perturbative long-distance part of the correlators which are actually calculated is proportional to that of the correlators involving smeared sources, such as (B.10), with the proportionality constant calculable in principle using PT.
Rooted staggered fermions: good, bad or ugly?
The upshot of this is that for the important class of mixed integer 0-1 programs, all facet defining inequalities of conv P = D are facet defining for the integer hull.
Intersection cuts from multiple rows: a disjunctive programming approach
The upshot of this discussion is that we have constructed an explicit mirror pair ˜M and M ′′ away from any Fermat points.
Mirror Manifolds: A Brief Review and Progress Report
The upshot is that the “tower” of physical operators in any one of the four sectors described above all behave equivalently from the effective spacetime point of view, and essentially can be thought of as equivalent representatives of the same effectivespacetime physical state.
W-Strings 93
Another upshot of this construction is that one need not worry about the algebra of constraints, since by imposing a skein relation one not only requires that the identity hold, but all possible rearrangements and multiple applications of it hold too.
Canonical quantum gravity with new variables and loops: a report
The upshot of this is that the only modification which arises in the computation of the metric from the Nahm data is the overall multiplication by a constant.
BPS Monopoles
The upshot is that two dimensional experiments have a nonlinear outcome that is completely different from that of three dimensional experiments.
Numerical Models of Accretion Disks
Furthermore, large q 2 (hence fast η ′ ) is favored by the anomaly coupling! The upshot is that we can account for the huge branching ratios that are already observed, while the asymmetry aCP ∼ 10% in B → η ′ + K ± + X .
New Physics and Enhanced Gluonic Penguin