hold/have promise


: to seem likely to be effective or successful in the future
The new drug holds/has promise.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Gene therapies hold promise for treating a wide range of diseases. Joshua Cohen, Forbes, 3 May 2023 Water sounds, meanwhile, seem to hold promise for urban planners and developers looking to mitigate the effects of noisy cities. Haley Weiss, Time, 6 Jan. 2023 The treatment doesn’t just hold promise for melanoma patients. Sara G. Miller, NBC News, 8 Dec. 2022 The researchers say the resin compounds hold promise for a number of potentially lucrative uses. Ula Chrobak, Scientific American, 14 Oct. 2022 The findings hold promise for feeding a warming world. New York Times, 18 Aug. 2022 Those empty storefronts hold promise — like other micro restaurant projects such as The Zipper and Bethany Village, ideal tenants would seem to be food carts looking to make the brick-and-mortar jump — but Rockwood Market Hall already presents several compelling reasons to visit now. oregonlive, 17 May 2022 But that overlooks the fact that many types of seafood hold promise to feed a growing global population with less of a climate impact than other foods. Tara Duggan, San Francisco Chronicle, 8 Mar. 2022 While a number of solutions hold promise–including planting trees, sequestering carbon in agricultural soils, and building direct air capture machines– climate initiatives have neglected carbon removal to date. Noah Deich, Fortune, 23 Sep. 2021 See More

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“Hold/have promise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hold%2Fhave%20promise. Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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