Experienced defense lawyers, however, well understand that the insanity defense is a very difficult and unpromising choice.
The operation was a most unpromising one, but it was clearly the surgeon's duty to try it.
He walked by with bent knees, you observed, and with a most unpromising stoop.
To the uninitiated a clod of dry earth is the most unpromising of objects—it is cousin to the stone, and the type of barrenness.
This was a most unpromising beginning, really no beginning at all.
His remarkable career furnishes one of the many examples of great men coming up from obscure and unpromising conditions of life.
A subscription list that she had opened had a weak and unpromising appearance.
They, too, used colors and applied great art principles to this unpromising mode of expression and accomplished great results.
But they looked dull and unpromising to the girl as they lay upon the table.
The coast is rocky and most unpromising, but the interior is said to contain some of the best farming land east of Illinois.