1 I sat in the sun on a bench; the animal within me licking the chops of memory; the spiritual side a little drowsed, promising subsequent penitence, but not yet moved to begin.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis StevensonContext Highlight In CHAPTER HENRY JEKYLL'S FULL STATEMENT OF THE CASE
2 The chair gave a sort of scurry, reeled on a few more yards, and came to her end amid a particularly promising patch of bluebells.
3 "This is not a very promising beginning," said Mrs. Norris, when Fanny had left the room.
4 In the evening a few circumstances occurred which he thought more promising.
5 Finally, the officers, without troubling themselves very much about Oliver, left the Chertsey constable in the house, and took up their rest for that night in the town; promising to return the next morning.
6 The reddleman looked hopeful; after these words from her his third attempt seemed promising.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyContext Highlight In BOOK 1: 10 A Desperate Attempt at Persuasion
7 Then she hastened off to Eustacia, moved by a much less promising emotion towards her daughter-in-law than she had felt half an hour earlier, when planning her journey.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyContext Highlight In BOOK 4: 1 The Rencounter by the Pool
8 The affair seems absurdly trifling, and yet I dare call nothing trivial when I reflect that some of my most classic cases have had the least promising commencement.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan DoyleContext Highlight In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SIX NAPOLEONS
9 It was young Stanley Hopkins, a promising detective, in whose career Holmes had several times shown a very practical interest.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan DoyleContext Highlight In X. THE ADVENTURE OF THE GOLDEN PINCE-NEZ
10 In response to Ellen's letters, pleading with her to come home, she wrote minimizing the dangers of the siege, explaining Melanie's predicament and promising to come as soon as the baby was born.
11 And even now, with the Freedmen's Bureau promising all manner of wonders, they still stuck with their white folks and worked much harder than they ever worked in slave times.
12 She had promised to marry him when she had had no intention of promising.
13 Upon this, I told him that whaling was my own design, and informed him of my intention to sail out of Nantucket, as being the most promising port for an adventurous whaleman to embark from.
14 The ship itself, then, as it sometimes happens, offered the most promising intermediate means of overtaking the chase.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleContext Highlight In CHAPTER 133. The Chase—First Day.
15 She answered the children in a cheerful frame of mind, promising them bonbons, and congratulating them upon their happy find of the little pigs.