Usage examples for promising

  1. I then withdrew from the humble home of the widow and her only child, promising to see them again in the morning. – The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  2. And now, in his opinion, everything looked very promising. – The Paradise Mystery by J. S. Fletcher
  3. Townshend himself wrote at once to Cardinal Dubois, promising to maintain as before a cordial friendship with the French Government. – A History of the Four Georges, Volume I (of 4) by Justin McCarthy
  4. Bruce- Errington was such a promising, handsome young man!" – Thelma by Marie Corelli
  5. She inquired his reason in no promising tone. – Stingaree by E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
  6. Instead of coming to her side and promising all that his heart prompted, the miserable constraint of his position led him to turn from grief that he was no longer able to witness. – Without a Home by E. P. Roe
  7. However, it's a promising sign. – Blake's Burden by Harold Bindloss
  8. As to promising not to do it again, you will understand that I shall make no such engagement. – Hector's Inheritance or The Boys of Smith Institute by Horatio Alger
  9. Once again the crowd in the room stirred- and Courtrey's narrow eyes went over it in that cold, promising glance. – Tharon of Lost Valley by Vingie E. Roe
  10. He gave me his hand to kiss; and I went out, promising that no pains should be spared. – Oddsfish! by Robert Hugh Benson
  11. Now, situated as I am, without a friend in this great city, I might as well purchase my experience at as cheap a rate and in as brief a time as possible, nor do I see any plan of doing so more promising than that proposed by Mr. Brown." – The Disowned, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  12. In the morning she had received a brief letter from Cyril to say that he had not been able to come, and vaguely promising, or half- promising, to run down at a later date. – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
  13. I see a promising bit of shade a little farther on." – The House of Martha by Frank R. Stockton
  14. But they, knowing nothing of what had taken place after they parted from the Osprey, were not likely to break bargain in such an affair- promising, as it did, some rare fun. – Viking Boys by Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby
  15. But how will you know, sir, which is the most promising? – Mugby Junction by Charles Dickens
  16. " It depends upon what you call promising, I reckon. – Virginia by Ellen Glasgow
  17. He added aloud: That looks promising. – A Mysterious Disappearance by Gordon Holmes
  18. But I could not even think of this without being bothered, for when a man is ill you don't mind promising to do anything, and it is only when he is getting better that you begin to realize how much you have promised. – Godfrey Marten, Undergraduate by Charles Turley