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  • 1promise — 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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  • 2promise — [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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  • 3promise — [präm′is] n. [ME promis < L promissum < promittere, to send before or forward < pro , forth + mittere, to send: see PRO 2 & MISSION] 1. an oral or written agreement to do or not to do something; vow 2. indication, as of a successful… …

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  • 4promise — promisable, adj. promiseful, adj. promiser, n. /prom is/, n., v., promised, promising. n. 1. a declaration that something will or will not be done, given, etc., by one: unkept political promises. 2. an express assurance on which expectation is to …

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  • 5promise — 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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  • 6promise — prom•ise [[t]ˈprɒm ɪs[/t]] n. v. ised, is•ing 1) a declaration that something will or will not be done, given, etc: He kept his promise to write regularly[/ex] 2) indication of future excellence or achievement: a writer who shows promise[/ex] 3)… …

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  • 7Marriage vows — Wedding ceremony at Kiuruvesi Church in Kiuruvesi, Finland …

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  • 8Virginity pledge — Virginity pledges (or abstinence pledges) are commitments made by teenagers and young adults to refrain from sexual intercourse until marriage.They are most common in the United States, especially among Evangelical Christian denominations.… …

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  • 9Ritual of Marriage —     Ritual of Marriage     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Ritual of Marriage     The form for the celebration of the Sacrament of Matrimony, as it stands in the Rituale Romanum of the present day, is remarkably simple. It consists of the following… …

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  • 10Scientology and marriage — Scientology and marriage, within the Church of Scientology, are discussed in the book The Background, Ministry, Ceremonies Sermons of the Scientology Religion . Wedding ceremonyAccording to an article on Beliefnet:: The book has five versions of… …

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  • 11engage — 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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  • 12engagement — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. betrothal, obligation, promise, agreement, pledge; appointment, interview; occupation, employment; battle, action, skirmish, brush, encounter. See duty, business, contention, sociality, marriage. II… …

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  • 13marry — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. See marriage. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To take a spouse] Syn. wed, espouse, enter the matrimonial state, contract matrimony, promise in marriage, pledge in marriage, mate, take a helpmate, lead to… …

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  • 14vow — [vou] n. [ME vou < OFr < L votum: see VOTE] 1. a solemn promise or pledge, esp. one made to God or a god, dedicating oneself to an act, service, or way of life 2. a solemn promise of love and fidelity [marriage vows] 3. a solemn affirmation …

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  • 15hand — handlike, adj. /hand/, n. 1. the terminal, prehensile part of the upper limb in humans and other primates, consisting of the wrist, metacarpal area, fingers, and thumb. 2. the corresponding part of the forelimb in any of the higher vertebrates. 3 …

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  • 16affiance — 1. verb To be betrothed to; to promise to marry. 2. noun A solemn engagement, especially a pledge of marriage. I that Ladie to my spouse had wonne; / Accord of friends, consent of parents soug …

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  • 17agent — n 1 *mean, instrument, agency, instrumentality, medium, vehicle, organ, channel Analogous words: actor, operator, worker (see corresponding verbs at ACT): activator, energizer (see corresponding verbs at VITALIZE): performer, executor or… …

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  • 18hand — [[t]hænd[/t]] n. 1) anat. zool. the terminal, prehensile part of the arm in humans and higher primates, consisting of the wrist, metacarpals, fingers, and thumb 2) anat. zool. the corresponding part of the forelimb in any four legged vertebrate… …

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  • 19United States — a republic in the N Western Hemisphere comprising 48 conterminous states, the District of Columbia, and Alaska in North America, and Hawaii in the N Pacific. 267,954,767; conterminous United States, 3,022,387 sq. mi. (7,827,982 sq. km); with… …

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  • 20religion — religionless, adj. /ri lij euhn/, n. 1. a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, esp. when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and… …

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