Meaning: showing possibility of achievement or excellence; "a promising young man"
bright, hopeful, promising
Meaning: full or promise; "had a bright future in publishing"; "the scandal threatened an abrupt end to a promising political career"; "a hopeful new singer on Broadway"
This sounded promising, certainly: Alice turned and came back again.
I then took an affectionate leave of her, promising to see her early in the morning.
What had they talked about? Chiefly about his prospects in Mexico, which Mr. Pontellier thought were promising.
On the evening of the day the old prince died the Marshal went away, promising to return next day for the funeral.
Summoning the cab of most promising appearance, he directed the driver to repair to Montague Place, Russell Square.
The lit squares of the shop windows excited him as the young are excited by the lit stage of some promising pantomime.
He was married to a wife whom he dearly loved, and had two most promising children--a son called Asmund, and a daughter who was named Signy.
It was not a very promising state, and the good man felt how much lighter his task would be, if he had the aid of such a man as Senator Dilworthy.
Her oldest child was a little girl seven years of age, named Lydia; the other was named Louisa Caroline, three years of age, both promising in appearance.
There they embraced and parted, promising that if anything remarkable had happened to either, he would return to the cross roads and wait till his brother came.