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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpromisingprom‧is‧ing /ˈprɒməsɪŋ $ ˈprɑː-/ ●○○ adjective  GOOD ATshowing signs of being successful or good in the future a promising career in law a promising young actor a promising startsee thesaurus at successfulpromisingly adverb
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promisingAfter working out with the region's most promising 12- to 14-year-olds, it was time for the main event.The weather outlook for the weekend isn't very promising.On stage, Euripides's plainness is both promising and exposing.Peter gave up a promising career in chemical engineering to become a priest.My grandfather gave up a promising career in law to fight for his country.By ensuring that only the most promising designs enter the wind tunnel, it has made physical evaluation more cost effective.Jonathan is one of our most promising employees.The future looks promising for British companies abroad.With the soaring costs of producing meat and feedstuffs for cattle, the animal-plant hybrids may well have a promising future.Toleafoa had been a promising junior when she joined the circuit full time, just over a year ago.The intermediate level of reconstruction, option two, reduced speeds and gave very promising results in accident reduction.Louis Blom-Cooper and his team made a reasonably promising start yesterday.Small farms were assigned to sons of noblemen and promising warriors, on condition they reported annually for military service.Matthew is a promising young dancer with lots of stage personality.
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