• 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

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