Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-NC), who signed a pledge to repeal health care last year, likely will follow.
Finally, Obama must resolve to follow through on his pledge to change the tone of political Washington.
Does he really have the money to pledge, or is he just promising to donate money he no longer controls for PR purposes?
Romney did even less to pitch his state around the country as a great place to live and work, a pledge he had campaigned on.
In 2006, she campaigned on a pledge to build that very same bridge while running for governor just two years earlier.
Certainly we have no pledge of special immunity from Divine Powers.
Our pledge was not merely to do a patchwork job with secondhand materials.
In the midst of his anger he had remembered his pledge to her, and had kept it.
Our pledge to these principles is constant, because we believe in their rightness.
I pledge you my word that in Lyons he was born, where Licinus was king so many years.
mid-14c., "surety, bail," from Old French plege (Modern French pleige) "hostage, security, bail," probably from Frankish *plegan "to guarantee," from *pleg-, a West Germanic root meaning "have responsibility for" (cf. Old Saxon plegan "vouch for," Middle Dutch plien "to answer for, guarantee," Old High German pflegan "to care for, be accustomed to," Old English pleon "to risk the loss of, expose to danger;" see plight (v.)).
Meaning "allegiance vow attested by drinking with another" is from 1630s. Sense of "solemn promise" first recorded 1814, though this notion is from 16c. in the verb. Weekley notes the "curious contradiction" in pledge (v.) "to toast with a drink" (1540s) and pledge (n.) "the vow to abstain from drinking" (1833). Meaning "student who has agreed to join a fraternity or sorority" dates from 1901.
c.1400, "to promise" (something to someone), "to give over as security for repayment," also "promise faith to," from pledge (n.) and from Old French plegier, from plege (n.). From mid-15c. as "to stand surety for, be responsible for;" late 15c. as "to mortgage." Meaning "put (someone) under oath" is from 1570s; sense of "to solemnly promise or guarantee" is from 1590s, as is sense "to drink a toast." Related: Pledged; pledging.
A student who has agreed to join a certain college fraternity or sorority (1901+ Students)
: Without a second thought MacCrimmon pledged Xi Phi