promised (not comparable)

  1. Predicted; expected; anticipated.
    • 2013, Lanayre D. Liggera, The Life of Robert Loraine: The Stage, the Sky, and George Bernard Shaw, →ISBN:
      On December 16, the Times reported that if the promised weather change came, Robert would likely take off the next day.
    • 2014, John Crace, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, →ISBN:
      Not only was there still no sign of the promised economic recovery, but their presentational skills lapsed into farce.
    • 2014, Valentina Feklyunina & ‎Stephen White, The International Economic Crisis and the Post-Soviet States, →ISBN, page 68:
      One can suggest, however, that by linking their claim on legitimacy to heightened expectations of change, the Russian authorities may face an even more serious legitimacy deficit in the future if the promised change does not take place or if the scale of this change is not perceived as sufficient by key groups in the society.
  2. Under obligation to some future commitment, such as a marriage or vocation.
    • 2013, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Two To Conquer, →ISBN:
      After a moment, as they danced, he put the question, and she said, “I am promised to Neskaya Tower.
    • 2015, Barbara Cartland, Love by Moonlight, →ISBN:
      The violins struck up and in one move the Prince swept Konstantina so close to his chest that she gasped. “Sir,” she heard herself remonstrate as they began to circle the floor, “please remember that I am promised to the Baron!”
    • 2016 -, Aimie K. Runyan, Promised to the Crown, →ISBN:
      I am promised to another,” Nicole answered.
  3. Due to become manifest because of a past promise.
    • 2010, Lloyd A. Atabansi, The Promised Seed: The Origin of Evil, Mankind and the Godly Seed, →ISBN:
      If this son was not the promised savior, at least he could be the forefather of the Messiah, and Eve knew it. After expecting the promised seed for a hundred and thirty years, her hope and expectations had given place to despondency and hopelessness.
    • 2015, John Walker & ‎John Aubrey, Letters Written by Eminent Persons in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, →ISBN:
      He then departed to wait, with impatience, for the next day, and the promised appointment.
    • 2016, CTI Reviews, Contract Law Fundamentals, →ISBN:
      The executor of Story I's estate, Sidway, was therefore legally bound to deliver the promised $5,000 to whoever currently held the interest in the sum, which by the time of the trial was Hamer.


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  1. simple past tense and past participle of promise