from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who makes or gives a pledge.
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- n. someone who gives a pledge
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who pledges.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who pledges or offers a pledge.
- n. One who accepts an invitation to drink after another, or who pledges himself, his honor, word, etc., to another by drinking with him.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who makes or gives a pledge
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Young describes how they turned one would-be pledger away because they wanted to give half their 10% to animal charities.
The box of pawn tickets at his elbow had just been rifled and he took up idly one after another in his greasy fingers the blue and white dockets, scrawled and sanded and creased and bearing the name of the pledger as Daly or MacEvoy.
The State Headquarters furnished three franked post-cards to be sent to each pledger reminding him of his pledge -- one to be sent by the County Chairman, one by the postoffice or agency, and one by the State Director.
Tradition explains the ceremonies in this way: in the rude ancient times it was deemed a wise precaution to have both hands of both drinkers employed, lest while the pledger pledged his love and fidelity to the pledgee the pledgee take that opportunity to slip a dirk into him!
In the rude ancient times it was deemed a wise precaution to have both hands of both drinkers employed, lest while the pledger pledged his love and fidelity to the pledgee, the pledgee take that opportunity to slip a dirk into him!
That being said I am a very big pledger to staff and friends who actually do take the plunge.
One lucky, randomly-chosen pledger will receive a prize package packed with accordion CDs, books, and more.
Would you consider joining as a monthly pledger, or perhaps increasing your existing pledge?
Notes one pledger: "When the economy is sour, let handmade rise to power."
Even the most patriotic pledger or the most dutiful voter has not consented to be bound by the terms the state imposes, even if she tried to get herself bound by them; she is not bound in conscience to pay taxes, or to obey government prohibitions, or to obey the government’s requirements in any other way, for even one second longer than she wants to.