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How to use unpromising in a sentence

It seemed an unpromising subject, but they fell upon it with ardour, and found it strangely fruitful.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
The dogs came slowly to meet Mackenzie as he approached, backs still bristling, countenances unpromising.
THE FLOCKMASTER OF POISON CREEKGEORGE W. OGDEN
They, too, used colors and applied great art principles to this unpromising mode of expression and accomplished great results.
EDUCATION: HOW OLD THE NEWJAMES J. WALSH
On the death of the grandson of the old Lord Byron in 1794, this unpromising youth became the heir-apparent to the barony.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME XIIIJOHN LORD
There was a dangerous glint in his grey-green eyes, and his opening sentence was unpromising.
THE SECRET GLORYARTHUR MACHEN
Discouraged by the unpromising outlook for dinner that day, Bobby went slowly back to the grave.
GREYFRIARS BOBBYELEANOR ATKINSON
Sir Joshua says above, that even "unpromising" subjects may be thus treated.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXVIII. FEBRUARY, 1843. VOL. LIII.VARIOUS
Could any other field have been more unpromising, have offered more difficulties?
THE HEAD HUNTERS OF NORTHERN LUZON FROM IFUGAO TO KALINGACORNELIS DE WITT WILLCOX
Edison volunteered to set it right, and though his appearance was unpromising, he was allowed to try.
HEROES OF THE TELEGRAPHJ. MUNRO
Gimblet, however, was too methodical to ignore anything, even so unpromising an object as an old newspaper.
MRS. VANDERSTEIN'S JEWELSMRS. CHARLES BRYCE
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WORDS RELATED TO UNPROMISING

  • bad
  • baleful
  • baneful
  • black
  • dire
  • discouraging
  • evil
  • fateful
  • foreboding
  • ill-boding
  • ill-omened
  • impending
  • inopportune
  • sinister
  • threatening
  • unfavorable
  • unfortunate
  • unlucky
  • unpromising
  • unpropitious
  • untimely
  • untoward
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