How to use Bid-fair in a sentence

bid-fair
  • It is to him that the world is indebted for the introduction of methods which have already worked wonders, and bid fair to render possible the preventive treatment of all infectious diseases.

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  • Sumatra, Java and Borneo, where active development began in 1883, 1886 and 1896, bid fair to rank before long among the chief sources of the oil supplies of the world.

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  • The latter had become a tall, handsome stripling during his residence abroad, and bid fair to rival Bax himself in stature.

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