from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One who breaks or fails to make good his promises.
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"A 'maybe' protects us from being a promise-breaker," says Gerald Goodman, professor emeritus of clinical psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles.
If Democracy Watch loses, the court will rule that Prime Minister Harper is a dishonest promise-breaker because he failed to keep his 2006 election promise to pass a law fixing election dates, said Conacher.
Peace, order and good government, eh?: September 2009 Archives
I'll write again soon -- Med school's turned me into such a promise-breaker!
There he goes again, Jimmy Carter, tyrant therapist and diplomatic free-lancer in North Korea and Haiti, has a new mission - bringing peace to the Balkans -- at the behest of Radovan Karadzic, Bosnian Serb leader and promise-breaker extraordinaire.
It also minimizes the period of damage when a promise-breaker behaves badly.
But wouldst thou think, that this haughty promise-breaker could resolve as she does, absolutely and for ever to renounce me for what passed last night?
‘Stop, you promise-breaker,’ shrieked he; ‘you have slipped through my hands once, but wait till I catch you again!’
Vali was forthwith seized and bound as a promise-breaker, and sent to reside in the nether regions.
The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2 Books 4, 5, 6 and 7
Believe it, my lord, in mine own direct knowledge, without any malice, but to speak of him as my kinsman, hes a most notable coward, an infinite and endless liar, an hourly promise-breaker, the owner of no one good quality worthy your lordships entertainment.
Thumbietot was very indignant to think that in this way he had been forced to become a promise-breaker.
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