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  • 1 plight one's word — index promise (vow) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 2 plight — plight1 [plīt] n. [ME plit, state, condition < Anglo Fr for OFr pleit, a fold, way of folding, condition (see PLAIT): sense infl. by ME plight < OE pliht: see PLIGHT2] a condition or state of affairs; esp., now, an awkward, sad, or… …

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  • 3 plight — I [[t]plaɪt[/t]] n. a distressing condition or situation: to be left in a sorry plight[/ex] • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME plit fold, condition, bad condition < AF (c. MF pleit plait); sp. appar. influenced by plight II in obs. sense “danger” syn …

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  • 4 plight — plight1 /pluyt/, n. a condition, state, or situation, esp. an unfavorable or unfortunate one: to find oneself in a sorry plight. [1350 1400; ME plit fold, condition, bad condition < AF (c. MF pleit PLAIT) fold, manner of folding, condition; sp.… …

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  • 5 plight — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. quandary, predicament, dilemma; trouble, difficulty, scrape, crisis; situation, condition; betrothal, promise, engagement. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. impasse, dilemma, situation, tight situation; see… …

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  • 6 plight — I n condition, state, shape, situation, position, circumstances; predicament, dilemma, quandary, strait; juncture, crisis, emergency, extremity, exigency, pinch, Inf. squeeze; Inf. pickle, hole, bind, double bind, tight spot, box, corner,… …

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  • 7 List of One Piece episodes (season 1) — The first volume of the first season DVD compilations released in Japan by Toei Animation The first season of the One Piece anime series was produced by Toei Animation, and directed by Konosuke Uda. The season is adapted from the first eleven… …

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  • 8 promise — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) I n. pledge, word. v. give one s word; bid fair, show promise. See promise, expectation, hope. II Pledge to do something Nouns 1. promise, undertaking, word, troth, pledge, parole, word of honor, vow,… …

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  • 9 Promise — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Promise >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 promise promise undertaking word troth plight pledge parole word of honor vow Sgm: N 1 oath oath &c.(affirmation) 535 Sgm: N 1 profes …

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  • 10 promise — prom·ise n: a declaration or manifestation esp. in a contract of an intention to act or refrain from acting in a specified way that gives the party to whom it is made a right to expect its fulfillment aleatory promise: a promise (as to compensate …

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  • 11 engage — I. v. a. 1. Pledge, commit, promise, bind, put under pledge. 2. Plight, affiance, betroth, promise or pledge in marriage. 3. Enlist, induce to serve. 4. Gain, win, attach, attract, allure, entertain, draw, fix, arrest, gain over. 5. Occupy,… …

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  • 12 undertake — I. v. a. Attempt, set about, engage in, embark in, enter upon, take in hand, take upon one s self, take on one s shoulders. II. v. n. Engage, agree, guarantee, stipulate, bargain, promise, be bound, be sworn, pledge one s self, pledge one s word …

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  • 13 agree — v. n. 1. Accord, harmonize, concur, unite, be in unison, be of one mind, come to the same conclusion. 2. Assent, consent, accede, acquiesce, comply, subscribe, yield assent, give consent, fall in with. 3. Stipulate, bargain, promise, engage,… …

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  • 14 promise — I. n. 1. Word, engagement, assurance, pledge. 2. Ground or basis of hope, earnest, pledge. 3. Bestowal, fulfilment, grant of what is promised. II. v. a. 1. Pledge, engage, covenant. 2. Give expectation of, excite a hope of, assure. 3 …

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  • 15 promise — vb Promise, engage, pledge, plight, covenant, contract are comparable when they mean to give one s word that one will act in a specified way (as by doing, making, giving, or accepting) in respect to something stipulated. Promise implies a giving… …

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  • 16 promise — n 1. pledge, assurance, word, solemn word, word of honor, parole, Archaic. troth; vow, oath, sworn statement or declaration, testimony; endorsement, signature, written statement, testimonial; attestation, affirmation, profession, avowal,… …

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  • 17 pleat — [14] Pleat, plait, and plight ‘predicament’ are essentially the same word, but have become differentiated over the centuries. All three go back to Vulgar Latin *plicitum or *plictum ‘fold’, a noun use of the past participle of Latin plicāre… …

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  • 18 pleat — [14] Pleat, plait, and plight ‘predicament’ are essentially the same word, but have become differentiated over the centuries. All three go back to Vulgar Latin *plicitum or *plictum ‘fold’, a noun use of the past participle of Latin plicāre… …

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  • 19 Egypt, ancient — Introduction  civilization in northeastern Africa dating from the 3rd millennium BC. Its many achievements, preserved in its art and monuments, hold a fascination that continues to grow as archaeological finds expose its secrets. This article… …

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  • 20 promise — [n1] one’s word that something will be done affiance, affirmation, agreement, asseveration, assurance, avowal, betrothal, bond, commitment, compact, consent, contract, covenant, earnest, engagement, espousal, guarantee, insurance, marriage, oath …

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