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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COMMITMENTS

And we find that children and community are the commitments that set us free.

We find the fullness of life not only in options, but in commitments.

If I have any commitments today, Corinne, will you please see that they are taken care of?

He knew better than she the depth of Solomon White's commitments.

This refers to his commitments for recusancy, which had been frequent.

Commitments by justices of the peace must be under their hands and seals.

Every month added to Britain's commitments in various parts of the globe.

In 1852, the commitments in England and Wales were 3899 fewer than the average.

New projects can wait, but the commitments of the Commonwealth must be maintained.

Together, they made the commitments that strengthened our country for 50 years.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, "action of officially consigning to the custody of the state," from commit + -ment. (Anglo-French had commettement.) Meaning "the committing of oneself, pledge, promise" is attested from 1793; hence, "an obligation, an engagement" (1864).

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.