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 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 Civic Park and Zachry’s mixed-use development have promise to transform downtown — drawing a host of residents, businesses and events while rejuvenating an underused historic area. Madison Iszler, San Antonio Express-News, 22 Mar. 2022 While all treatments have benefits and risks, these treatments hold promise for enhanced long-term outcomes for patients with advanced and recurrent cervical cancer. Chicago Tribune, 26 Jan. 2024 A number of recent studies have shown that psychedelics hold promise for treating depression, easing end-of-life anxiety, and helping people cope with grief. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 22 Jan. 2024 So, at this point, a few days before the trade deadline, the Dodgers got two players who have promise against left-handed pitching, one of whom can’t field very well. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 28 July 2023 The new tools also hold promise for mitigating effects of global warming besides atmospheric rivers. Tara Duggan, San Francisco Chronicle, 19 Oct. 2021

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“Hold/have promise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hold%2Fhave%20promise. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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