A more unpromising night for a journey it was hard to conceive.
What can be more tame, more uninteresting, more unpromising than all around?
In itself, one can hardly imagine a more unpromising subject; and I confess I took up the book with the gravest misgivings.
Could any other field have been more unpromising, have offered more difficulties?
It was scarcely possible to have chosen a season better suited to the interests of his colleagues or more unpromising to his own.
Nothing could be more unpromising in appearance than this soil before it is ploughed and pulverized by the cultivator.
Never did the blind god try his archery on a more unpromising subject.
Are they ever ready to leave comfort behind them, and recommence the struggle of life on a more unpromising field?
As for the people, he was too short to try pockets, and indeed the High Street rarely gave passage to a more unpromising lot.
George Villiers writes to his family from Spain, that nothing can be worse and more unpromising than the state of that country.