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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNPROMISING

Spinifex in every direction, and the country very miserable and unpromising.

Sydney Carton, idlest and most unpromising of men, was Stryver's great ally.

He walked by with bent knees, you observed, and with a most unpromising stoop.

This was a most unpromising beginning, really no beginning at all.

To poor Mary this seemed to be most unromantic, most unpromising.

Sleep came easily to him under the most unpromising circumstances.

A subscription list that she had opened had a weak and unpromising appearance.

But they looked dull and unpromising to the girl as they lay upon the table.

It was just that, when we were there, though cloudy and unpromising as to weather.

This territory was known by the unpromising name of Holetown.

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, from un- (1) "not" + promising (see promise).

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