hold/have promise

idiom

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

Examples of hold/have promise in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Multiple approaches now hold promise — including implants, stem cells, and molecular therapies. Paul Smaglik, Discover Magazine, 5 July 2024 And emerging blood tests hold promise to speed and simplify diagnosis with remarkable accuracy. Marco Quiroz-Gutierrez, Fortune, 2 July 2024 One study found that hair thickness increases with standard scalp massage.22 Summary While research is limited, some essential oils hold promise for hair growth and other hair and scalp conditions. Kathi Valeii Published, Verywell Health, 2 July 2024 While these medications hold promise for many patients, responding swiftly and efficiently to adverse event reports and modifying use guidelines helps protect patients and maximize the therapeutic benefit of medications. Tyler Shepherd, USA TODAY, 21 June 2024 The power of the mind, as demonstrated through Sunseri’s work, can hold promise for the future of psychological healing. Ascend Agency, New York Daily News, 20 May 2024 As mentioned earlier, perovskites hold promise for improving the efficiency of future solar cells. IEEE Spectrum, 19 Apr. 2024 They are not found in cow’s milk or infant formula, and their apparent benefit in supporting infant microbiomes hold promise, scientists believe, for adults. Deborah Balthazar, STAT, 29 Mar. 2024 Major technological transformations such as artificial intelligence hold promise for future growth but also carry significant risks. Foreign Affairs, 22 Aug. 2023

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“Hold/have promise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hold%2Fhave%20promise. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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