promising advances of various kinds are being explored world-wide.
Like any non-profit, MAPS probably needs good news and promising findings to keep donors interested.
Sean Penn promising to stop taking himself so seriously if you would just take seriously his plea for a public option.
Does he really have the money to pledge, or is he just promising to donate money he no longer controls for PR purposes?
After being questioned by the Dateline NBC crew and promising them an on-air interview, Tice contacted me by email.
You told me yourself about his imprisonment, and there I was with what seemed now a hopeful case getting into a promising shape.
“No,” said Delecresse, with a glitter in his eyes which was not promising.
Vacillating policies, weakly executed, will ruin the most promising enterprise.
Mr. Perkins laughed, but it was a pleasant, promising laugh.
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."