Adjectives for Promise | Words to describe Promise


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  • 1. His life was one of singular promise, and great things might have been expected from him had he not, unhappily, perished in his youth. 🔊
  • 2. It came to her suddenly that in her anger at Gregory's proposal, she had made a big promise. 🔊
  • 3. But God has given no such promise, no such revelation, to justify the demanding or the granting of the succors. 🔊
  • 4. Oppressed by her conscience, she reveals her fatal promise to Norma, and implores absolution from her vows. 🔊
  • 5. Very often however, these wonder children develop no further; they fail to fulfil their early promise, or the expectations held of them. 🔊
  • 6. Rayner spoke as Oliver advised, and the sergeant appeared satisfied, as he imposed no other promise. 🔊
  • 7. Never once since Codger began to display the early promise of scholarship at the age of eight or more, had he been outside the bars. 🔊
  • 8. Fan gave the required promise and then left Zula, saying that if she stayed too long they might suspect something. 🔊
  • 9. He was afterward engaged in operations against hostile Indians, and obtained the reputation in the army of being an able officer of great promise. 🔊
  • 10. It is not a large class, as has been said, but it is a good, earnest, ambitious class, in which there is large promise of solid usefulness. 🔊
  • 11. Determination as to which is most advisable is governed by its extremely variable manner of occurrence and by the local promise offered by associate species. 🔊
  • 12. To him the inclemency of winter is no less eloquent than the abundance of Autumn, or the joyous promise of Spring. 🔊
  • 13. No one yet knows the full promise of life after the war, when Pan-Germanism shall have been not only balked but destroyed. 🔊
  • 14. But, true or false, it matters not: to me My Son's own promise is the main concern. 🔊
  • 15. I am told that he has given almost every evening for four years out of a busy life which is just opening into great promise, to help these people of his. 🔊
  • 16. I say it not boastfully; but in comparative claim to attention, and in encouragement and example of union to assist you in the performance of your present promise. 🔊
  • 17. His simple, unaffected manners were full of suggestion, and in his writings there was always an indefinable rainbow-like promise of ultimate achievement. 🔊
  • 18. It is not necessarily to be understood in all cases that a direct unreserved promise means something conditional, so that there is a liability to being much deceived and grievously disappointed by all such promises. 🔊
  • 19. But a cold, selfish disposition blasted the fair promise; it was, "a frost, a chilling frost," that withered every bud of virtue! 🔊
  • 20. He carried her back to Elinor and there he scolded her well for ever doubting that they would have allowed her to go on if there had not been definite promise in her. 🔊
  • 21. She seems so sweet in her still loveliness, the empty promise of her balmy spring, that for a moment fain are you to snatch her back into the pageant of your day. 🔊
  • 22. I think that she feared some terrible outburst of rage from the old man who had toiled so faithfully in those fields, and had taken such honest pride in the rich promise of an abundant harvest. 🔊
  • 23. Not only the plain but the hill-slopes up to a great height are cultivated, and though the latter have the precariousness of rain-lands, the crops already in ear promise well. 🔊
  • 24. Only God knows how bitterly and ceaselessly I have rued that rash promise now goading me to a step I would almost rather die than take. 🔊
  • 25. Yet it may, perhaps, be held that the poems here published contain more of rich promise than of real fulfilment, rather the earnest of literary success than the actual accomplishment of it. 🔊
  • 26. It was beginning to dawn in his heart, with the exquisite promise of the skies, all that she was to him, this woman who walked by his side never faltering, smiling gallantly in defeat. 🔊
  • 27. It is impossible to prophesy the success of a man of letters from his early promise, his early tastes; as impossible as it is to predict, from her childish grace, the beauty of a woman. 🔊
  • 28. We had been cooped up through the summer, we had lost our annual crops, and without the usual replenishment granaries and warehouses were beginning to wear an empty look, with but sorry promise for the winter. 🔊
  • 29. Yes, thou wilt keep thy promise; thou didst swear, That were a safe return provided me, I should be free to go. 🔊
  • 30. The joyous promise is to her who trusts, Who trusting, gains the vital boon she asks, And meekly asking, learns to trust aright. 🔊
  • 31. There was no suggestion, as in the South, of having seen better days; no raw, temporary promise of the future as in the Middle West. 🔊
  • 32. Born in Boston, Mass., of a family with some literary attainments, he showed little promise of unusual ability during his years at Harvard. 🔊
  • 33. Her head ached, her heart ached; one expression of love, one word of faithful promise would have made the world a different place, but he had not spoken it. 🔊
  • 34. Her confession referred to her early days, when, attached to a young cavalier, against the wishes of her parents, under a solemn promise of marriage, she had consented to receive him into her chamber. 🔊
  • 35. Great schemes took shape in my mind, always more concrete, always more practicable; the years ahead seemed falling into order, shining with the credible promise of immense achievement. 🔊
  • 36. He gave a solemn promise to do so, and Zula walking along hurriedly, by his side, wondered whether he had really told the truth, or was it all a fabrication of his own. 🔊
  • 37. Amongst these, it was tacitly agreed upon, and understood, that a spoken promise was a pledge, and held to be a very sacred thing, and he who broke faith, committed all the cardinal sins. 🔊
  • 38. Those who still looked for the fulfilment of this ancient promise must often have wondered by what prophetic utterance or vision Jehovah would make known His choice. 🔊
  • 39. His whole soul was absorbed in his care for the welfare of the pale, gentle, dreamy, inanimate boy, who, from his very meekness and docility, gave so little promise of representing the father whose name he bore. 🔊
  • 40. There were many who remembered Otto's father and mother and the musical promise of the bright-haired boy. 🔊
  • 41. Bill gave the required promise and Fanny bounded away in quest of her schoolmates, who laughed at her for taking so much pains with such a dolt as Bill Jeffrey. 🔊
  • 42. There, too, is the grave of Nathaniel Mather, the younger brother of Cotton, and mentioned in the Magnalia as a hard student, and of great promise. 🔊
  • 43. The 5th of April saw the fourth caravan vanish for once in our front, with a fair promise that, however fast we should follow, we should not see them the hither side of Sinbamwenni. 🔊
  • 44. As she passed on and on in the darkness the space about her seemed filled with the shadowy forms of those whom God was mustering out, peacefully, gloriously waiting His command to march into a land of full promise. 🔊
  • 45. He would have gladly cancelled nature's gracious promise, and lived childless all his days, rather than any risk should befall Lucy. 🔊
  • 46. A review of articles quoting the chiefs at TimeWarner, Newscorp, and Bertelsman reveals an industry either underestimating or simply misunderstanding the true promise of interactive media. 🔊
  • 47. Pray, do you employ the phrase, "verbal promise to pay," according to the reading of old dictionaries, or as it's the fashion to use it at present. 🔊
  • 48. Paris was not won in the expected six weeks, and the Reichstag has voted $7,500,000,000 of war credits up to this writing (September 1, 1915), with melancholy promise of still more to come. 🔊
  • 49. I made my peace, however, by grave and affectionate assurances that I wished to come, and would like to come; and by adding a solemn promise that if I felt averse from it when the time came, I would stay at home. 🔊

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