The promise so rankled the Taliban they issued a statement insisting that Pakistan should reject all foreign aid.
Hence the quest for ten-year balance, and the promise of pain on every front except (of course) marginal tax rates.
Sunday's episode illustrated both the peril and the promise of Homeland's make-or-break moment.
Speaking as a politician, I can promise you this: political leaders will not take risks if the people do not demand that they do.
Arbeit Macht Frei was an instance of the Big Lie, a promise of liberation to those who labored in the Nazi death camps.
Then Father Giang was frightened, and took back his promise.
I promise you I shall not, Mr. Bines; they can row if they like.
But first you must promise to stay as my guest for six months.
Hester Paine, as a young lady, fulfills the promise of her girlhood.
Give me the rest of this week for arrangements, and I promise that we shall all gain by it.
c.1400, "a pledge, vow," from Old French promesse "promise, guarantee, assurance" (13c.) and directly from Latin promissum "a promise," noun use of neuter past participle of promittere "send forth; let go; foretell; assure beforehand, promise," from pro- "before" (see pro-) + mittere "to put, send" (see mission). The ground sense is "declaration made about the future, about some act to be done or not done."