That ring is a promise
; and that promise
has been accepted!"
She said if I didn't promise
she'd die right there and I'd have killed her.
Yet year after year we give eager belief to his promises
. He may have consistently broken them for fifty years, yet this year he will keep them.
So the Scarecrow at last asked the green girl to take another message to Oz, saying if he did not let them in to see him at once they would call the Winged Monkeys to help them, and find out whether he kept his promises
, do promise
, Vasili!" cried Anna Mikhaylovna as he went, with the smile of a coquettish girl, which at one time probably came naturally to her, but was now very ill-suited to her careworn face.
"Boys always promise
that when they want something," said Geppetto.
Nor needst thou count this wonderful, for things and chances fall to the lot of such knights in ways so unexampled and unexpected that I might easily give thee even more than I promise
"Nay, I must not only confess what you have hinted," said Nightingale; "but I am afraid even that very promise
you mention I have given." "And can you, after owning that," said Jones, "hesitate a moment?" "Consider, my friend," answered the other; "I know you are a man of honour, and would advise no one to act contrary to its rules; if there were no other objection, can I, after this publication of her disgrace, think of such an alliance with honour?" "Undoubtedly," replied Jones, "and the very best and truest honour, which is goodness, requires it of you.
He refused to listen to me, as he had refused to listen to his mother; and he held me at the same time to my promise
to keep his secret.
A written promise
of marriage exchanged between a man and woman, in Scotland, marries that man and woman by Scotch law.
pleased the woman and she soon became more pleasant, saying they could stay the night at her house and begin their voyage on the river next morning.
I've thought before of asking him to absolve me from my promise
, but I've not had the courage to determine on it."