Like any non-profit, MAPS probably needs good news and promising findings to keep donors interested.
In just three years, he has become the channel's most promising cash cow and trademark male face.
Does he really have the money to pledge, or is he just promising to donate money he no longer controls for PR purposes?
David Cameron is now promising an inquiry into the standards of the British press.
Why did you triple the debt after promising to cut it in half by the end of your first term?
You told me yourself about his imprisonment, and there I was with what seemed now a hopeful case getting into a promising shape.
The view was very extensive but not promising--spinifex being in every direction.
Vacillating policies, weakly executed, will ruin the most promising enterprise.
He was only six years of age, but a promising and most lovely infant.
She accepted, promising the nobles that they should remain in undisturbed enjoyment of their great privileges.
"showing signs of future excellence," c.1600, present participle adjective from promise (v.). Related: Promisingly.
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."