Promises Sentence Examples
I can't tell you to break or keep promises, but I can sense you want to talk about this problem.
He'd already broken promises of finding his lifemate by his thirtieth, his thirty-first, his thirty-second birthdays.
Often after collecting alms, and reckoning up twenty to thirty rubles received for the most part in promises from a dozen members, of whom half were as well able to pay as himself, Pierre remembered the masonic vow in which each Brother promised to devote all his belongings to his neighbor, and doubts on which he tried not to dwell arose in his soul.
Dean had already overstayed his visit, so with promises to return if he had any more questions and to keep in telephone contact, he took his leave, shaking Cynthia Byrne's hand and waving to Janice Riley, who was again on the phone.
While Cynthia might not have "come to terms" with her quickly acquired family, she was positively thrilled to announce the wedding to all who'd listen, skirting the impending birth like a ballet dancer, concentrating on lace and promises, even if the color was off-white.Advertisement
The document itself provided for an elected committee of twenty-five barons, whose duty was to compel John, by force if necessary, to keep his promises; but this was evidently regarded as insufficient, and the matter was dealt with in a supplementary treaty (Conventio facia inter regem Angliae et barones ejusdum regni).
He was her world, but she'd been nothing more than an afterthought, strung along with promises for years.
Unless there was a pending crisis of major proportions, telephone messages remained unanswered and promises unfulfilled.
The unknown author, as may be inferred from the treatise itself, did not write to make money, but to oblige his relative and friend Herennius, for whose instruction he promises to supply other works on grammar, military matters and political administration.
The money comes on time and he has fulfilled all his promises.Advertisement
That's what love is—trust and promises.
I suppose I could try for a while, but I'm not making any promises.
But to Napoleons statement that he could not agree to the unification of Italy, as he was bound by his promises to Austria at Villafranca, Victor Emmanuel replied that he himself, after Magenta and Solferino, was bound in honor to link his fate with that of the Italian people; and Genetal Manfredo Fanti was sent by the Turin government to organize the army of the Central League, with Garibaldi under him.
The king promises to make amends for the injuries he has done to his barons in the past.
The promises are sure, the end is near and the judgment at hand.Advertisement
Of recent years there has been a great revival of interest in the improvement of inland waterways upon systematic plans, which promises better than an earlier period of internal improvements in the first half of the 19th century, the results of which were more or less disastrous for the state and local governments that undertook them, and only less so for the national government.
Its cultivation promises to be successful in parts of Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia.
In disgust at his advice being disregarded, Mr. Thomas resigned the secretaryship of the Union, but was eventually persuaded, on promises of better discipline, to resume office.
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One section of public opinion desired to make Piedmonts co-operation subject to definite promises by the Powers; but the latter refused to bind, themselves, and both Victor Emmanuel and Cavour realized that, even without such promises, participation would give Piedmont a claim.
The two governments frequently discussed the situation, but although they had agreed to a selfdenying ordinance whereby each bound itself not to occupy any part of Albanian territory, Austrias declarations and promises were hardly borne out by the activity of her agents in the Balkans.
He promises also to do right concerning forests, abbeys and the wardship of lands which belong lawfully to others.
In regard to the execution of these promises, the jurisdiction of the ecclesiastical courts was possibly traversed by c. 15 of the Constitutions of Clarendon; but allowed by the statute 13 Edw.
Here he was confronted by his first wife or victim, Anne Thorssen, whose claims he satisfied by the gift of a ship and promises of an annuity, and on his identity becoming known he was sent by the authorities to Copenhagen, where he arrived on the 30th of September.Advertisement
In the third book Philosophy promises to lead him to true happiness, which is to be found in God alone, for since God is the highest good, and the highest good is true happiness, God is true happiness.
He did not like to depend on statesmen's promises, which are proverbially uncertain of fulfilment; he as little liked to retrench; and he was wearied of parliament, where he had never given any but silent votes.
In fear of reprisals Antipas (or Antipater), the Idumaean, his counsellor, played on the fears of Hyrcanus and persuaded him to buy the aid of the Nabataean Arabs with promises.
For the sins of the rulers God had rejected his people; but the remnant could not but inherit the promises, which belong to the chosen people.
These promises being again repudiated, in 1864 the inhabitants held an assembly and a petition was drawn up for presentation at Constantinople by the governor.
In Asia Minor, Syria and Mesopotamia there is little to record of progress in material development beyond the promises held out by the Euphrates Valley railway concession to a A s i a German company.
By dexterous management and large promises he overcame the scruples of the Greek troops against the length and danger of the war; a Spartan fleet of thirty-five triremes sent to Cilicia opened the passes of the Amanus into Syria and conveyed to him a Spartan detachment of 700 men under Cheirisophus.
On his way to Paris he had been profuse in promises of reform and constitutional rule.
It remained to make good those promises and to disarm the fear and jealousy of the great powers.
Not all the gorgeous display of the Champ de Mai (held on the 1st of June) could hide the discontent at the meagre fulfilment of the promises given at Lyons.
It is certain, however, that he was suspected by Honorius and abandoned by his own troops, and that he fled to Ravenna, and, having been induced by false promises to quit the church in which he had taken sanctuary, was assassinated on the 23rd of August 408.
The young Alexius joined the army; and in spite of the opposition of stern crusaders like Simon de Montfort, who sailed away ultimately to Palestine, he succeeded by large promises in inducing the army to follow in his train to Constantinople.
But when the time came for Alexius to fulfil his promises, the difficulty which had arisen at Venice in the autumn of 1202 repeated itself.
In Germany a child from Cologne, named Nicolas, gathered some 20,000 young crusaders by the like promises, and led them into Italy.
The mission which he undertook with his chancellor for this purpose (1362-1365) only produced a crop of promises or excuses from sovereigns like Edward III.
He exacted promises of just government from Rufus, and was not afraid to remonstrate when the promises were disregarded.
Joseph Smith's Descriptive Catalogue of Friends' Books (London, 1867) gives the information which its title promises; the same author has also published a catalogue of works hostile to Quakerism.
Revelations concerning the last things and the future lot, whether bliss or woe, of human souls, promises for true believers, threatenings for misbelievers, his firm confidence as to the future triumph of the good - such are the themes continually dwelt on with endless variations.
It was stipulated that Turkey's promises of reform gave no power the right of interference on behalf of the Christians.
There was a less violent street car strike in 1908, after the assumption of control by the Municipal Traction Company, which refused to raise wages according to promises made (so the employees said) by the former owner of the railway; the strikers were unsuccessful.
When a shoot promises blossom, it is generally at some distance from the point of insertion into the old wood, and the intermediate space is covered with wood buds.
Henry was disliked but feared by the baronage, towards whom he showed gross bad faith in his disregard of his coronation promises.
Africa the Hevea which has been planted promises well, especially in the Gold Coast, where good yields of latex are stated to have been obtained.
In other words, the mercy already experienced in the removal of the plague is taken as a pledge of future grace not to stop short till all God's old promises are fulfilled.
These promises were not kept for long, and by 1878 his attitude had become so hostile towards both the Natal and Transvaal governments that Sir Bartle Frere, then High Commissioner for South Africa, determined on his reduction.
Meantime Frere's proposals to fulfil the promises made to grant the Boers a liberal constitution were shelved.
In May 1880 he returned to England, having established in the Transvaal a legislative council with powers so limited as to convince many of the Boers that there was no intention of fulfilling Shepstone's promises.
The discovery of the parasite of malaria by Laveran, and of the method by which it gains entrance to the human body, through the bite of a particular variety of mosquito, by Manson and Ross, promises much in the way of eradication of the disease in the future.
Notwithstanding promises to the powers, he restored absolute government upon returning to Rome (12th April 1850) and violated the conditions of the surrender by wholesale imprisonment of Liberals.
Moreover, the Liberal promises of economy had been largely falsified, the reductions in the navy estimates being dangerous in themselves, while the income tax still remained at practically the war level.
The promises of Old Testament prophets that the Gentiles would share in the blessing of the coming of Christ are also recalled, ii.
Some of the water is sprinkled on him five times, and he drinks of it five times from the palms of his hands; he then pronounces the Sikh watchword given above and promises adherence to the new obligations he has contracted.
Another explanation, which appears first in Jewish authors of the middle ages and has found wide acceptance in recent times, derives the name from the causative of the verb; He (who) causes things to be, gives them being; or calls events into existence, brings them to pass; with many individual modifications of interpretation - creator, lifegiver, fulfiller of promises.
But the subject is now being vigorously studied, and, apart from its importance as a branch of descriptive chemistry, it is throwing light, and promises to throw more, on obscure parts of chemical theory.
Charles Emmanuel (1796-1802), believing in Bonaparte's promises, was induced to enter into a confederation with France and give up the citadel of Turin to the French, which meant the end of his country's independence.
He became to the Hebrews the embodiment of their ideals, and stood at their head as the founder of the nation, the one to whom Yahweh had manifested his love by frequent promises and covenants.
From the time when he was bidden to leave his country to enter the unknown land, Yahweh was ever present to encourage him to trust in the future when his posterity should possess the land, and so, in its bitterest hours, Israel could turn for consolation to the promises of the past which enshrined in Abraham its hopes for the future.
He maintained his ascendancy until about 515, when Oroetes, the Persian governor of Lydia, who had been reproached for his failure to reduce Samos by force, lured him to the mainland by false promises of gain and put him to death by crucifixion.
To its founder is traced by some the origin of the term "blarney," since he delayed by persuasion and promises the surrender of the castle to the lord president.
Man cannot save himself, but is saved then and there so soon as he believes God's promises, and to doubt these is the supreme crime.
There is nothing in the nine books which may not have been written as early as 430 B.C.; there is no touch which, even probably, points to a later date than 424 B.C. As the author was evidently engaged in polishing his work to the last, and even promises touches which he does not give, we may assume that he did not much outlive the date last mentioned, or in other words, that he died at about the age of sixty.
Charles was a warm advocate of "Scandinavianism" and the political solidarity of the three northern kingdoms, and his warm friendship for Frederick VII., it is said, led him to give half promises of help to Denmark on the eve of the war of 1864, which, in the circumstances, were perhaps misleading and unjustifiable.
Kieft promised the concessions to gain the board's consent to waging war, but later denied its authority to exact promises from him and dissolved it.
But just as quickly as they showed themselves ready to do this, did they also always break their promises, so that one could not really say which of these two courses may truly have been easier to them, and from the beginning of the war scarcely a year passed without bringing such change of mind."
If, on attaining his majority, the king refused to ratify these promises, his subjects were ipso facto absolved from their obedience.
Despite their promises, Zebrzydowski and his colleagues a few months later were again in arms. In the beginning of 1607 they summoned another rokosz to Jendrzejow, at the very time when the diet was assembling at Warsaw.
The king of Prussia, in direct violation of all his oaths and promises, declined to defend a constitution which had never had his "concurrence."
The kingdom was the Congress Kingdom, for the vague promises of an extension to the east which Alexander had made to the Poles were never fulfilled.
The supply on natural beds has been diminishing, but the planting of private beds promises a large increase.
Having treated with, and received lavish promises from, both parties, he appears to have hoped for the dignity for himself; but when the election came he turned to the winning side and voted for Charles.
The new work in course of preparation by von Soden at Berlin, which promises to take the place of Tischendorf's edition, must certainly do this so far as Greek MSS.
The last two branches of inquiry are regarded as forming but a single body of doctrine in the well-known passage of the Theory of Moral Sentiments in which the author promises to give in another discourse "an account of the general principles of law and government, and of the different revolutions they have undergone in the different ages and periods of society, not only in what concerns justice, but in what concerns police, revenue and arms, and whatever else is the subject of law."
Wallenstein's promises to Kepler were but imperfectly fulfilled.
On this occasion he was introduced to the queen, who took lessons in the mystical interpretation of his writings, and made him great promises, which, however, were never fulfilled.
He made skilful use of Leopold's difficulties; and in 1692, in return for lavish promises of assistance to the Empire and the Habsburgs, the emperor granted him the rank and title of elector of Brunswick-Luneburg with the office of standardbearer in the Holy Roman Empire.
In his pamphlet on "Insular Free Trade" the prime minister reviewed the economic history since Cobden's time, pointed to the falsification of the promises of the early free-traders, and to the fact that England was still the only free-importing country, and insisted that he was "in harmony with the true spirit of free-trade" when he pleaded for "freedom to negotiate that freedom of exchange may be increased."
He obtained a papal absolution from his promises; and he tricked the opposition into accepting the arbitration of the French king, Louis IX., whose verdict was a foregone conclusion.
When at the beginning of 1823, as a result of the congress of Verona, the French invaded Spain,' "invoking the God of St Louis, for the sake of preserving the throne of Spain to a descendant of Henry IV., and of reconciling that fine kingdom with Europe," and in May the revolutionary party carried Ferdinand to Cadiz, he continued to make promises of amendment till he was free.
She cheered the wife of her English secretary, now under arrest, with promises to answer for her husband to all accusations brought against him, took her new-born child from the mother's arms, and in default of clergy baptized it, to Paulet's Puritanic horror, with her own hands by her own name.
He was one of the twentyfive appointed to enforce the promises of Magna Carta; and his aggressive attitude was one of the causes which contributed to the recrudescence of civil war (1215).
This is found in the Borinage district near Mons and in the neighbourhood of Liege, but the working of an entirely new coal-field, which promises to attain vast dimensions, was commenced in 1906 in the Campine district of the province of Limburg.
Farnese first won by promises and blandishments the confidence of the Walloons, always jealous of the predominance of the " Flemish " provinces, and then proceeded to make himself master of Brabant and Flanders by force of arms. In succession Ypres, Mechlin, Ghent, Brussels, and finally Antwerp (17th of August 1585) fell into his hands.
From this unassailable standpoint he never swerved, despite the promises and even the menaces both of the eastern and the western powers.
He was summoned to St Andrews and examined before the king, but neither threats nor promises could make him deliver up the roll of signatures to the Remonstrance.
Bedford, however, succeeded in conciliating him by promises and presents, and in 1430 Philip took part in the campaign against Compiegne.
It was out of his power to support his son at either university; but a wealthy neighbour offered assistance; and, in reliance on promises which proved to be of very little value, Samuel was entered at Pembroke College, Oxford.
Those promises of support on which he had relied had not been kept.
When they were present with their formidable armies, they could command obedience; when engaged, as they often were, in Saxons distant parts of the vast Frankish territory, they remain could not trust to the fulfilment of the fair promises in dependthey had exacted.
In January 1349 the friends of the late emperor elected Gunther, count of Schwarzburg, as their king, but before this occurrence Charles Charles of Moravia, by a liberal use of gifts and promises, IV.
However, they minimized this handicap by joining league to league; in 1381 the Swabian and the Rhenish cities formed an alliance for three years, while the Swabian League obtained promises of help from the Swiss.
When Charles was chosen German king he was obliged to make certain promises to the electors.
At the diet of Worms steps were taken to carry these promises into effect.
In accordance with the promises made to them at Frankfort in I 539, conferences between the leaders of the two religious parties were held at Hagenau, at Worms and at Regensburg, but they were practically futile.
At the diet of Spires in 1544 Charles purchased military assistance from the Protestants by making lavish promises to them.
The aim of his whole policy was to secure for this measure, which was proclaimed as a fundamental law in 1724, the approval of Europe; and by promises and threats he did at last obtain the guarantee of the states of the Empire and the leading European powers.
Prussia, in spite of the promises of Frederick William in the hour of need, remained without a central constitution; all the more reason why the states of second rank should provide themselves with one.
The emperor Alexius fled, and Isaac reoccupied the throne, but, although grateful to the crusaders, he was not disposed to fulfil the promises made by his son.
The Poles had sought, by lavish promises, to draw them into their ranks; their reply was to rise in support of the Austrian government.
In 1907, however, the Imperial Commission for the Modern History of Austria issued the first volume of an new series, Osterreichische Staatsvertrdge, which promises to be of the utmost value.
In defiance of promises to the British government, orders were transmitted from Constantinople to Husain Pasha, the Turkish high admiral, to ensnare and put to death the principal beys.
The pope's negotiations with Henry's representative evoked a bitter and menacing protest and a categorical demand for the performance of promises.
But Denmark's experience of Dutch promises in the past was not reassuring; so, while negotiating at the Hague for a renewal of the Dutch alliance, he at the same time felt his way at Stockholm towards a commercial treaty with Sweden.
He made large promises to his supporters, and was crowned on the 1st of July at Aix-la-Chapelle.
He had been unable to fulfil the promises made at his election, and the princes began to look with suspicion upon his designs.
On the Catholic side there was as interest of the Scottish Protestant party, while Lesley, later bishop of Ross, brought the promises of Huntly.
Murray knew that his day of influence was over, and encouraged by the promises of Elizabeth, who was remonstrating violently against the match into which she had partly beguiled and partly forced Mary, he assumed a hostile attitude and was outlawed (6th of August 1565).
Prince Charles was left in neglect and obscurity; till, unchecked by Murray, relying on hasty Jacobite promises brought by him, and encouraged by the French victory of Fontenoy, he started with seven companions for the west highland coast on the 21st of July 1745.
But he had not the force to invade England, or to take the castle, and waited, collecting recruits and money, and encouraged by empty promises from France, till, as he wrote to James (26th of October), " I shall have one decisive stroke for 't, but unless the French land, perhaps none.
The Tigre is navigable at all stages up to the Cunambo confluence, and promises to afford one of the most valuable river routes in Ecuador.
Our Lord interprets His relation to the disciples by the figure of a tree and its branches - He is the whole of which they are the parts; He promises the mission of the Holy Spirit to continue His work in the world; and He solemnly commends to His Father the disciples whom He is about to leave.
He expressed himself as being as anxious for the reformation of the clergy as Simeon for the coming of the Messiah; but while he welcomed Wolsey's never-realized promises, he was too old to accomplish much himself in the way of remedying the clerical and especially the monastic depravity, licence and corruption he deplored.
Partly by their help, partly by study of the scriptures, he came to understand that God's pardon was to be won by trusting to His promises.
In answer to his appeals for quarter and promises to pay ransom, he was told by Richard, the bastard son of King John, that he was a traitor who would not be allowed to deceive more men.
In accordance with the decree Frequens, and the promises which he had made, Martin V., after an interval of five years, summoned a new council, which was almost immediately transferred from Pavia to Siena, in consequence of an epidemic (1423).
Callendar Has, However, Devised A Continuous Method Of Mixture, Which Appears To Be Peculiarly Adapted To The Purpose, And Promises To Give More Certain Results.
In the following year (656) the leaders of the rebels came once more from Egypt and Irak to Medina with a more numerous following; and the caliph again tried the plan of making promises which he did not intend to keep. But the rebels caught him in a flagrant breach of his word, 4 and now demanded his abdication, besieging him in his own house, where he was defended by a few faithful subjects.
The Berbers, though they had pledged themselves to Islam and had furnished the latest contingents for the Holy War, were treated as tributary serfs, notwithstanding the promises given by Omar II.
The promises made to them during the war against the Omayyads had not been fulfilled, and the new Mandi did not answer at all to their ideal.
The son or adopted son of the deceased kneels before the highpriest, and promises due performance of all the religious duties and obsequies to the dead.
In 1872 Panda died, and Cetywayo was declared king, August 1873, in the presence of Shepstone, to whom he made solemn promises to live at peace with his neighbours and to govern his people more humanely.
These promises were not kept.
Even in the official circles of the Church, not excepting corn- the Roman Church, there are many scholars who find Y promises.
News of the death of Patroclus is brought to Achilles - Thetis comes with the Nereids - promises to obtain new armour for him from Hephaestus.
The senate listened with delight to his promises to rule according to the maxims of Augustus, and to avoid the errors which had rendered unpopular the rule of his predecessor, while his unfailing clemency, liberality and affability were the talk of Rome.
Nero's promises of constitutional moderation were amply fulfilled, and the senate found itself free to discuss and even to decide important administrative questions.
They journeyed from city to city, attracted by promises of higher pay, and allured by ever-growing laurels of popular fame.
In this place he remained after the great commoner had withdrawn from the cabinet, but in December 1762 he threw it up. Bute, alarmed at the growth in numbers and in influence of his enemies, tried to buy back Townshend's co-operation by sundry tempting promises, and at last secured his object in March 1763 with the presidency of the board of trade.
Eight varieties of such experiments are enumerated, and a comparison is drawn between this and the inductive method; " though the rational method of inquiry by the Organon promises far greater things in the end, yet this sagacity, proceeding by learned experience, will in the meantime present mankind with a number of inventions which lie near at hand."
During that year he visited the prison camps in Germany and tried, with very poor success, to undermine the loyalty of Irish soldiers who were prisoners of war, making them alluring promises if they would join an Irish brigade to fight for Ireland against Great Britain.
The cultivation of the cinchona, several species of which have been introduced from South America and naturalized in the Sikkim Himalaya, promises to yield at a comparatively small cost an ample supply of the febrifuge extracted from its bark.
But few of the promises made in 1581 were kept by the three Spanish kings who ruled over Portugal - Philip II.
Rivalry for the control of her trade, therefore, promises to give Bolivia the railways needed for the development of her resources.
The scientific importance of this step is to be measured by the degree of insight which it affords or promises into the molecular constitution of real bodies by the suggestion of experiments by which we may discriminate between rival molecular theories.
He vigorously attacked the royal decree, which he declared to be contrary to the promises made by King Maximilian.
Winter, having secured nothing but vain promises from the constable, returned to England about the end of April, bringing with him Guy Fawkes, a man devoted to the Roman Catholic cause and recommended for undertaking perilous adventures.
In an interview at Ivois, he reproached the emperor with the violation of promises, and Henry III.
Far different are the prospects in other directions where the work of co-ordinating the material and facts collected promises to throw much light on the history of civilization.
It had long been a fundamental principle of Indian government that the sepoy would always be true to his salt - knowing, as Macaulay wrote in 1840, that there was not another state in India which would not, in spite of the most solemn promises, leave him to die of hunger in a ditch as soon as he had ceased to be useful.
A Russian army occupied the country until the Porte fulfilled its promises.
This promises to be a fertile field for future inquiry.
The Bondsmen were more lavish than their opponents in their promises to the natives and even invited a Kaffir journalist (who declined) to stand for a seat in the Assembly.
But these promises were not meant to be kept, and it appears certain that the tribute was never paid.
The planting of tree reserves by the United States government in the arid counties of this state promises great success.
When he summoned out the fyrd they came in great force to his aid, not so much because they trusted in the promises of good governance and reduced taxation which he made, but because they saw that a horde of greedy barons would be worse to serve than a single king, however hard and selfish he might be.
These promises he observed more faithfully than Norman kings were wont to do; if the pledge was not redeemed in every detail, he yet kept England free from anarchy, abandoned the arbitrary and unjust taxation of his brother, and set up a government that worked by rule and order, not by the fits and starts of tyrannical caprice.
He had wholly misjudged the situation; Becket made neither promises nor threats, but three weeks after he reached Canterbury publicly excommunicated the bishops of London and Salisbury for the part that they had taken in the coronation of the young king, and suspended from their functions the other prelates who had been present at the ceremony.
The new rgime did not give England the peace which it had promised; its enemies maintained that it did not even give the good governance of which Simon had made so many promises.
But he spent what small energy he possessed in a wretched strife of chicanery and broken promises with Thomas of Lancaster and his party, dismissing and recalling Gaveston according to the exigencies of the moment, while he let the Scottish war shift for itself.
But knowing that his seat was precarious he did homage to the English king, and made him all the promises that his father had given to Edward I.
The two years truce was repeatedly prorogued, and lasted till 449, but no definitive treaty was ever concluded, owing to the bad faith with which both parties kept their promises.
Though he called a parliament early in 1484, and made all manner of gracious promises of good governance, he felt that his position was insecure.
Already before Warbecks arrival Poynings had arrested the earl of Kildare, Simn.els old supporter, cowed some of the Irish by military force, and bought over others by promises of subsidies and pensions.
They borrowed his money and his armies, but fed him with vain promises and illusory treaties.
Henry was much courted, and wooed with promises of lands to be won from the other side by his ally of the moment.
Those members who stood out were, indeed, bought by a lavish distribution of money and coronets; but the advantages to Ireland which might reasonably be expected from the Union were many and obvious; and if all the promises held out by the promoters of the measure have even now not been realized, the fault is not theirs.
In the presence of a grave danger, Count Andrassy, the Austrian minister, drew up a note which was afterwards known by his name, declaring that t,he Porte had failed to carry into effect the promises of reform which she had made, and that some combined action on the part of Europe was necessary to compel her to do so.
But Charles Eugene did not keep his promises, although in his old age he made a few further concessions.
The first point to be noticed is the new conception of morality as the positive law of a theocratic community possessing a Christian written code imposed by divine revelation, and and Jewish sanctioned by divine promises and threatenings.
Christianity inherited the notion of a written divine code acknowledged as such by the " true Israel " - now potentially including the whole of mankind, or at least the chosen of all nations, - on the sincere acceptance of which the Christian's share of the divine promises to Israel depended.
Its simplest and commonest meaning is that emphasized in the contrast of " faith " with " sight "; where it signifies belief in the invisible divine order represented by the church, in the actuality of the law, the threats, the promises of God, in spite of all the influences in man's natural life that tend to obscure this belief.
Hume concedes that a compact is the natural means of peace fully instituting a new government, and may therefore be properly regarded as the ground of allegiance to it at the outset; but he urges that, when once it is firmly established the duty of obeying it rests on precisely the same combination of private and general interests as the duty of keeping promises; it is therefore absurd to base the former on the latter.
Some offences, such as making promises with the intention of breaking them, we cannot even conceive universalized; as soon as every one broke promises no one would care to have promises made to him.
That sacred communication of His flesh and blood whereby Christ transfuses into us His life, even as if it penetrated into our bones and marrow, He in the Supper attests and seals; and that not by a vain or empty sign set before us, but there He puts forth the efficacy of His Spirit whereby He fulfils what He promises.
Sigtrygg secured promises of assistance from Sigurd, earl of Orkney, and Brodir of Man.
Everything is bright because of promises fulfilled, and the future bids fair to be brighter still.
In the earlier source Noah collects seven pairs of clean animals, one of each kind; he sacrifices after leaving the ark, and Yahweh promises not to curse the ground or to smite living things again.
In 500 he conquered Gundibald, king of the Burgundians, reduced him to a kind of vassalage, and forced him into reiterated promises of conversion to orthodoxy.
Grouped together on the council of affairs, they managed to control the policy of the common council, with its too mixed and too independent membership. They successfully strove to separate the grandeur and superexcellence of the king from the rest of the nation; to isolate the nobility amid the seductions of a court lavish in promises of favor and high office; and to win over the bourgeoisie by the buying and selling and afterwards by the hereditary transmission of offices.
Unfortunately, after his custom when victor, Mazarin forgot his promises above all, Gondis cardinals hat.
Traditional rights, differences of language, provincial autonomy, ecclesiastical assemblies, parlements, governors, intendants-vestiges of the past, or promises for the futureall jostled against and thwarted each other.
The surrender of Granada on the 2nd of January 1492 was partly secured by promises of toleration, which were soon violated.
At the eleventh hour he attempted to retrieve his mistake by vague promises of amendment, chiefly because all the opposition groups, above all Sagasta and the Liberals, announced their intention of adopting much the same programme as the National Union.
In October 13 23 representatives of the archbishop of Riga, the bishop of Dorpat, the king of Denmark, the Dominican and Franciscan orders, and the Grand Master of the Teutonic Order assembled at Vilna, when Gedymin confirmed his promises and undertook to be baptized as soon as the papal legates arrived.
Gedymin disentangled himself from his difficulties by repudiating his former promises; by refusing to receive the papal legates who arrived at Riga in September 1323; and by dismissing the Franciscans from his territories.
Murat himself had at first protected the sectarians, especially when he was quarrelling with Napoleon, but later, Lord William Bentinck entered into negotiations with them from Sicily, where he represented Great Britain, through their leader Vincenzo Federici (known as Capobianco), holding out promises of a constitution for Naples similar to that which had been established in Sicily under British auspices in 1812.
In 1907, under a direct primary law, the nomination of candidates for United States senator was transferred from the party convention directly to the people; and in 1909 the " Oregon plan " was adopted, whereby each candidate for the legislature must go on record as promising, or not, always to vote for the people's choice for United States senator; on the ballot which bears the name of each candidate for the legislature there appears a statement that he " promises," or that he " will not promise," to vote for the " people's choice."
In 1906 all political parties conducted campaigns on promises of radical legislation on railway rates, passenger and freight; and a constitutional amendment creating a railway commission was adopted in the manner above described.
Whether the latter had bought his electors by money and promises, or owed his success to his dominant position in Bologna, and to the support of Florence and of Louis II.
It is, however, only fair to add that he took various halfmeasures and gave many promises which, if they had been put into execution, would have confirmed or completed the reforms inaugurated at Pisa.
John was brought back to Freiburg (April 27), and there in vain attempted to appease the wrath which he had aroused by more or less vague promises of resignation.
Explicit promises were given, in some instances, that there would be no danger to those who opened their shops, but they were deliberately broken.
Cursor treated his soldiers with such harshness that they allowed themselves to be defeated; but after he had regained their good-will by more lenient treatment and lavish promises of booty, they fought with enthusiasm and gained a complete victory.
Frederick was welcomed in Swabia, and the renown of the Hohenstaufen name and a liberal distribution of promises made his progress easy.
In August 1220 Frederick set out for Italy, and was crowned emperor at Rome on the 22nd of November 1220; after which he repeated the undertaking he had entered into at Aix la Chapelle in 1215 to go on crusade, and made lavish promises to the Church.
His first visit produced diplomatic documents and promises and he sailed for England.
It was mainly through him that the opportunity of concluding an honourable peace (in 425) was lost, and in his determination to see Sparta humbled he misled the people as to the extent of the resources of the state, and dazzled them by promises of future benefits.
Captain Haines of the Indian navy was sent to complete these arrangements, but the sultan's son refused to fulfil the promises that his father had made.
He gained a respite from the papal sentence by promises of submission, but the sentence was renewed by Urban at the council of Clermont in 1095, in 1096, and in 1097, and at Poitiers in 1 ror, despite the protest of William IX., count of Poitiers, who entered the church with his knights to prevent his suzerain from being excommunicated on his lands.
In imperial politics Frederick William supported the election of Ferdinand, son of the emperor Ferdinand III., as king of the Romans in 1653; but when the emperor failed to fulfil his promises, influenced by Waldeck, he acted in opposition to the imperial interests, and even formed a plan for a great alliance against the Habsburgs.
Soon afterwards he received Schwiebus to compensate him for abandoning his claim on the Silesian duchies, and in a secret treaty made promises of support to Leopold.
But although the young king had not yet sworn to observe the charter, and in any case the other Italian princes had all violated their constitutional promises, he rejected the offer.
His anxiety to be believed is very great, and I must say his personal promises I am inclined to believe; then his feelings are very strong; he feels kindness deeply..
That's what love isâ€”trust and promises.
I just have to answer their questionsâ€”honestlyâ€”and not make any promises.
He was cynical about politicians' promises on taxes.
The feeling is not desolate, but promises impending revelation.
They were not pious sentiments, but the very promises of God on which we all depend.
He made a solemn pledge to keep the promises Tony Blair has broken over the last four years.
There were vague promises of "lists of extremists" upon which your name will not be found.
A new volume from McAdam, Tilly and Tarrow promises to push this agenda further.
The gospel has its sharp edge as well as its healing balm; its warnings in addition to its promises.
Out of dam Rachels Glenda and by Ryedale Orion, she promises some excellent bloodlines.
The company promises to revive more classic caffs in the future.
Will he not castigate the Lebanese Government for permitting that to happen, despite promises to the contrary?
This year promises more of the same with another annoyingly catchy song for the kids to sing on Sunday mornings.
Existing CPGB comrades have also been given a very bad lesson in democratic centralism which promises further difficulties in the future.
We ask our leaders to demonstrate commitment, not engage in hollow promises.
The music is strongly atmospheric and suitably creepy, and the opening promises much.
He promises to furnish answers and arguments needed to silence critics.
The consequent decrease in the cost of producing electricity, reduced specific fuel consumption and reduced environmental pollution promises great benefit to the community.
Blu-ray promises disks with 50GB of storage, which means nine hours of high-definition storage or 23 hours of standard definition storage or 23 hours of standard def.
The white paper promises to sweep away many of the legal restrictions which currently prohibit disclosure.
He was around later when God's people were being so disobedient, that he had to deliver promises of judgment.
Bulletproof Monk does exactly what it says on the tin and promises an hour and a half of mildly diverting entertainment.
All The Promises Ã¢ An unconventional QUEENSRYCHE ballad, this acoustic driven duet is, as Bernard Matthews might say, beautiful.
Promises a long and happy married life, protects a child from evil influences, and safeguards the teenager during the highly emotional period.
By them he fulfills most of the promises, but he is still fulfills most of the promises, but he is still fulfilling others.
History suggests that Labor's promises evaporate like morning mist under the fierce glare of big business.
The event promises to be a night of glamor and style with the press and fashion glitterati in attendance.
Yet he felt guiltless, breaking the promises he had made himself.
It promises to be a fascinating look at the future of British broadcasting, from one of the industry heavyweights.
Labor's promises, from banning fox hunting to not arming oppressive regimes, have proved to be lies.
Misinformation has generated much hype in the media about the promises of gene therapy.
This promises to be visually spectacular, musically infectious and darkly comic.
Plants and Ghosts promises Davies' familiar sensuous, lucid dance yet given new inflections and textural change.
However, this characterisation proves to be too insubstantial for the promises of the minimal theory to be properly satisfied.
However, by 1920, the seismic upheavals resulting from WWI created further changes that rendered these promises irrelevant.
Jac to Bach (The little jackdaw) promises a healthy future for roots music in Wales.
This year promises to build on this success, with high profile keynote addresses and an excellent variety of Study Sessions.
The new model, called the XPS M1710 promises to be Dell's fastest gaming laptop todate.
Faith Stealer begins with some terrifying moments for C'Rizz, but we soon settle into what promises to be a fairly lighthearted story.
The swirling hype, promises of opportunity and mandates for change have created a Maelstrom of uncertainty.
Helen's Spiritualist friends say that during his visits to her cell Prime Minister Churchill made promises of making mends to Helen.
One of the most highly used promises is trusted by millions and never given a second thought.
The campaign promises are the predicate nominatives of the first and longest sentence, and feature again in the final sentence.
Smee felt cheated and was left nearly penniless with just broken promises.
That is why Mesa used a fraudulent plebiscite to mask the continuing privatization of the energy industry behind promises of nationalization.
It promises to be a great day, with the highest standard of military polo being played.
I'm making no promises on that last one, but The Cavalry Of Light seems equally potent.
Says he, " Thou hast promised to Him many a time, and hast still broken thy promises.
They made promises - now they must make them good.
Ultimately he is looking back on the broken promises of a wasted life.
Were they attracted by the long-dead NSDAP's broken or unfulfilled promises to break up capitalist monopolies?
There are many people without any great wealth who also believe the false promises of money.
Council Tax is a grossly unfair tax - people are fed up with all the excuses and empty promises.
As the technique becomes increasingly quantitative it promises to deliver real insight into the nature of chemical change.
God never reneges on His promises, and the reward for your service awaits you.
Gatso Cameras -- The truth about how the government reneged on its promises.
And subsequently, rich nations have cynically reneged on their Rio promises to tackle climate change and deforestation.
Here Jesus promises this man not a short reprieve for this life but heaven for all eternity.
The Epson cinema filter also promises to faithfully reproduce a wide range of colors.
The same is true of the promises of God, whether written or spoken or in the form of the gospel sacraments.
Talking of broken promises, how about the pre-election rhetoric from Labor re opposing the sell-off of air traffic control.
In passing sentence on the serpent, he promises, that Eve's descendant will crush the serpent 's head.
Frankly, I was somewhat skeptical that this book could deliver on the promises made in its subtitle.
Are there any of God's promises you're in danger of quietly sniggering at?
Minister Humphrey Atkins made promises in the light of which the hunger strike was called off.
Work to date on preparing the science syllabus for Web-based implementation promises to be a suitable framework for other syllabi.
They insist it is a delinquent industry full of half truths, broken promises and strong-arm tactics.
Fright Nights are back for 2006 and this year promises to unleash more terror than ever before.
The history of religious toleration in Turkey is a long, long trail of broken promises.
And so the relentlessly upbeat but essentially meaningless promises go on.
Reliability Most sites will make promises of 99% and more guaranteed uptime.
In vain the pope tried to bribe him with promises and dignities; he was determined to stand by his subjects, and was crowned king by the nobles at Palermo in 1296.
The contentious jurisdiction of the courts Christian was confined to promises of marriage, nullity of marriage caused by " diriment " impediments only, validity or invalidity of the sacrament, divorce a thoro (ibid.).
In the second case it will be supported by pleading, involving on the one hand self-abasement; with confession of sins and promises of repentance and reform, or on the other hand self-justification, in the shape of the t xpression of faith and recitation of past services, together with reminders of previous favour shown.
Intimidated by the paternal anger and threats he took refuge in Austria, and when he had been induced by illusory promises to return to Russia he was tried for high treason by a special tribunal, and after being subjected to torture died in prison (1718).
It proved as futile as it was impolitic; for the vizier of Damascus, Muin-eddinAnar, was able to sow dissension between the native Franks and the crusaders; and by bribes and promises of tribute he succeeded in inducing the former to make the siege an absolute failure, at the end of only four days (July 28th, 1148).
Becket's opposition rested upon a casuistic interpretation of the canon law, and an extravagant conception of the dignity attaching to the priesthood; he showed, moreover, a disposition to quibble, to equivocate, and to make promises which he had no intention of fulfilling.
He reversed the unfortunate ecclesiastical policy of his father, allowing a wide liberty of dissent, and releasing the imprisoned archbishop of Cologne; he modified the strictness of the press censorship; above all he undertook, in the presence of the deputations of the provincial diets assembled to greet him on his accession, to carry out the long-deferred project of creating a central constitution, which he admitted to be required alike by the royal promises, the needs of the country and the temper of the times.
Voting was to be public, as before, on the ground, according to the Preamble, that " the secret ballot protects electors in dependent positions only in so far as they break their promises under the veil of secrecy."
The only other principles which he discusses are veracity and fidelity to promises, gratitude being treated as a natural instinct prompting to a particular kind of just actions.
Thus, in short, if we ask for a clear and definite fundamental intuition, distinct from regard for happiness, we find really nothing in Whewell's doctrine except the single rule of veracity (including fidelity to promises); and even of this the axiomatic character becomes evanescent on closer inspection, since it is not maintained that the rule is practically unqualified, but only that it is practically undesirable to formulate its qualifications.
These are all very firm fish, and weigh more than their size promises.
By the grace of her movements, by the softness and flexibility of her small limbs, and by a certain coyness and reserve of manner, she reminded one of a pretty, half-grown kitten which promises to become a beautiful little cat.
He tried to say, "That's capital; of course she'll forget her childish promises and accept the offer," but before he had time to say it Natasha began again.
Notes In times of trouble the alternative response to rash promises to God is believing prayer.
This most wondrous of mornings promises a rebirth, the reincarnation of a soul whose life will end his waiting.
At the WTO meeting in Geneva last week, the US flatly reneged on both promises.
If you reprove a sin, cease not till the sinner promises you to leave it, and avoid the occasions of it.
Do n't be seduced by promises of rising prices.
In passing sentence on the serpent, he promises, that Eve 's descendant will crush the serpent 's head.
Methinks thou shouldst not part with one of these promises, no, not for a world.
Vanessa also promises to be able to get hold of any silverware item not in stock.
The first 500 ladies through the turnstiles get a free glass of Buck 's Fizz to start what promises to be a smashing day.
Are there any of God 's promises you 're in danger of quietly sniggering at?
A solemn pledge to keep in ten years the promises Tony Blair has broken over the last four years.
They supersede any previous agreements, negotiations, promises or representations, whether verbal or written.
Fright Nights are back for 2006, and this year promises to unleash more terror than ever before.
Do n't try to distract us with vague promises of " lists of extremists " upon which your name will not be found.
David is still whining about going to the Promises auction.
Political leaders are known for making many audacious promises.
Disability Income Insurance Quotes provides you with what it promises in its title, as well as applications for coverage, the ability to shop around for different plans, and information on what disability insurance is.
Most of the time, these are subscriptions that include magazines or books, and they are pumped up with promises of additional items like stuffed animals or other toys.
There are many scams out there that take advantage of people that offer promises of large sums of money as an incentive.
AmeriLeather promises "Fine leather, manufacturer direct prices" on everything from massage chairs to backpacks.
Still in the creation stage, this new invention product promises to help you hunt game birds and put them on the table without those annoying metal pieces of shot in your meat.
The manufacturer promises a product contains a set formula, and you as the consumer, buy the product with this understanding.
At an early age, youngsters can learn about God's teachings and promises, which will help them as they mature into young adults, where they will learn more of the specifics and details about the Bible.
Due to tough economic times, his family isn't able to go on a vacation like they usually do, but Greg's mom still promises that they'll find fun things to do and that it will be the "best summer ever."
Do get all promises of debt reduction in writing before sending money.
However, the American Express Membership Rewards loyalty program website promises one point for every one dollar or one Euro you spend.
Watch out for firms that make unrealistic promises.
They make no promises - Some companies will make unrealistic promises about the amount of money they can save you.
One way these fraudsters work is to make fantastic promises of super-low monthly payments, as long as you just cough up a grand or two up-front for their work.
Law Cash - Law Cash promises to do what banks can't.
Discover promises that there will be no long hold times or confusing menus; you will be able to speak to someone to get all of your account questions answered.
A bad service will charge the consumer a large upfront fee and make a lot of empty promises, often leaving the consumer in worse financial shape than before.
The company promises that they will deliver the furniture to your location on the date that they promised.
Clean energy, such as solar power does not produce greenhouse gases and promises to be a solution.
Natural Toilet Bowl Cleaner - This natural cleaner promises to remove mineral deposits, rust, and hard water stains as effectively as the regular cleaners you have used for years.
Following in the footsteps of the Acai craze, this raises the question of whether or not the claims made are true, and whether or not Maqui juice is just the latest product to make unrealistic promises based on a tiny berry grown in Chile.
All the skin-beautifying promises are still intact; it's just another method of application.
That means it promises to go on as smoothly as a kohl and smudge as much as you'd like initially.
Hilton's newest fragrance has just hit store shelves, and it promises a slightly more grown up presence than its predecessors.
Even better, it's one of those products that does so much more than it promises.
The solid mahogany promises to last a lifetime, and the beautiful cream finish is sure to please anyone who wants to add a dressy, dreamy touch to her bedroom.
Available in 16 colors, each Stickgloss is $20 and promises to deliver endless color, shine and moisture to the lips.
In other words, it does what it promises to, nothing more, nothing less.
I fully expected either one or none of these promises to actually hold true - it seemed a bit ambitious to me, to be frank - but I also wanted to be fair.
As mentioned, the brush is uniquely shaped to encourage the mascara to do all of these magical things it promises.
Packed with an array of colors for the eyes and lips, the Laura Mercier Master Toolbox promises endless makeup looks in one sleek, convenient package.
Revitalash is a product that promises larger, fuller, and thicker lashes.
The Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge Powder Pink product promises to fulfill all of my desires; its natural looking, blendable and long-wearing.
Cover Girl Outlast Lip Stain promises hours of lip color that won't weigh down your lips like lipstick.
After all, the last thing I ever want to do is look more like a glowing clown than a glamorous ingénue, but because this product promises a more natural look, I decided to try it.
One Drop Perfume is an oil-based fragrance concept manufactured by Egyptian Potion that promises long wear without the evaporation that occurs in alcohol-based essences.
It is, however, about a sweet, seductive woman - an ode to romance, perhaps, and the magic that it promises.