Promise

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Definition

to promise: to swear, to commit to something in the future
verb

a promise: a declaration, a commitment to do something in the future
noun

promising: likely to succeed in the future
adjective
Pronunciation examples
UK: The weather doesn't look very promising for our picnic.
US: I promise to be a good boy.

Examples

  • "The Love Boat promises something for everyone."
  • "(to hold out for) pie in the sky - (to wait for) a reward promised for the future, like a delicious dessert waiting for you in heaven"
  • "We promise that we will try"
  • "I promised her that I would bring Democracy, her daughter, to a small country."
  • "So bring me your babies, just label them clearly so that I know which one belongs to whom. No one will get hurt, I promise."
  • "Horatio : At Joan's grave, I promised to hunt "Sharky" across the seven seas."
  • "It's one of the "Golden Delavigne Promises" you make on your website."
  • "Steffi : I promise, Philip."
  • "I promise you won't regret your choice."

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