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synonyms for promises

  • agreement
  • assurance
  • commitment
  • guarantee
  • obligation
  • pact
  • pledge
  • vow
  • word
  • affiance
  • affirmation
  • asseveration
  • avowal
  • betrothal
  • bond
  • compact
  • consent
  • contract
  • covenant
  • earnest
  • engagement
  • espousal
  • insurance
  • marriage
  • oath
  • parole
  • pawn
  • plight
  • profession
  • security
  • stipulation
  • swear
  • swearing
  • token
  • troth
  • undertaking
  • warrant
  • warranty
  • promissory note
  • sacred word
  • word of honor
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antonyms for promises

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  • breach
  • break
  • disagreement
  • denial
  • divorce
  • hopelessness
  • impossibility
  • renege
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How to use promises in a sentence

It is not quite so level nor so perfectly cultivated as central Belgium, but is generally fertile and promises fairly.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
You have borrowed, as these accounts will show, thousands of pounds, and paid them back with promises and words.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
The promises of Bellamy and Planner were as far from fulfilment as ever; their performance as vigorous and disastrous as at first.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
This, however, would probably be more than counterbalanced by the magnificent returns which this locality promises to afford.
ASBESTOSROBERT H. JONES
On occasions of Covenanting, God has actually made promises, and sworn to men.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
Yet there were other days when she listened, was led on and deceived by fresh promises which her youth held out to her.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
A former chapter speaks of promises to pay certain savings by the use of Trevithick's inventions prior to his leaving for America.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
A master and his servant by promises come under mutual obligations to one another.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
Promises not to do some particular act on a piece of land are often made in deeds conveying them; they are called covenants.
PUTNAM'S HANDY LAW BOOK FOR THE LAYMANALBERT SIDNEY BOLLES
If she is unwilling to let you go, and you are tempted to stay, that very fact promises well for the pleasure of a second visit.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
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