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See definition of lick and promise on Dictionary.com
  • as inlick and a promise
  • as indrop in the bucket

synonyms for lick and promise

  • Band-Aid
  • cosmetic measure
  • short measure
  • superficial effort
  • wash
  • bit
  • trivial amount
  • pittance
  • small amount
  • small change
  • small potatoes
  • small quantity
  • Band-Aid
  • cosmetic measure
  • disappointment
  • drop in the ocean
  • lick and a promise
  • miniscule amount
  • not enough
  • speck
  • spit in the sea
  • too little too late
  • trifle
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How to use lick and promise in a sentence

She also practises etching, pen-and-ink drawing, as well as crayon and water-color sketching.
WOMEN IN THE FINE ARTS, FROM THE SEVENTH CENTURY B.C. TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY A.D.CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT
He is dead; but his three sons have the estate yet, and I think they would keep their father's promise to the Indians.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
Alford speaks of this as remarkable; but vision is the especial promise of Wisdom, therefore of Solomon, son of David.
SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
From mere regrets he was passing now, through dismay, into utter repentance of his promise.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
No law of that country must exceed in words the number of letters in their alphabet, which consists only in two-and-twenty.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
This information was balm to Louis, as it seemed to promise a peaceful termination to so threatening an affair.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
Were they to be driven out,—driven out this very day, when the Virgin had only just now seemed to promise her help and protection?
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
Well, thinks I, this is no joke sure, at this lick I'll have family enuff to do me in a few years.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
We took a kind leave of each other, and I made him promise he would come to see me at my house in Redriff.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
Father made me promise, just before he died, that if ever I visited Europe I would look her up.
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