Definitions

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  • adverb In an unpromising manner.

Etymologies

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unpromising +‎ -ly

Examples

  • If you were to have stumbled into Red Medicine this winter, maybe late after a movie, maybe with a reservation you booked two weeks early on OpenTable, you might have encountered a dish called "early season roots and legumes," unpromisingly enough, an appetizer that sounds like something more often served at a Tarzana vegan café than at an advanced fleshpot of cuisine.

    JGold Reviews Red Medicine

  • If you were to have stumbled into Red Medicine this winter, maybe late after a movie, maybe with a reservation you booked two weeks early on OpenTable, you might have encountered a dish called "early season roots and legumes," unpromisingly enough, an appetizer that sounds like something more often served at a Tarzana vegan café than at an advanced fleshpot of cuisine.

    JGold Reviews Red Medicine

  • If you were to have stumbled into Red Medicine this winter, maybe late after a movie, maybe with a reservation you booked two weeks early on OpenTable, you might have encountered a dish called "early season roots and legumes," unpromisingly enough, an appetizer that sounds like something more often served at a Tarzana vegan café than at an advanced fleshpot of cuisine.

    JGold Reviews Red Medicine

  • Nowadays, Whitechapel is a melange of chain restaurants, avant garde web designers and dodgy clothing stores with the word "Fashions" unpromisingly included on their signs.

    Whitechapel: David Stubbs's TV OD

  • O'Sullivan's 72, starting with the remaining 10 reds unpromisingly grouped over one side of the table, was a masterclass in precise positional play and subtle thinking as he took a pink from each and added the yellow for a winning 72 only to negate this good work by missing a simple pink to let the Australian left-hander in for 59 and a 3-1 lead.

    Neil Robertson beats Ronnie O'Sullivan to claim World Open title

  • If you were to have stumbled into Red Medicine this winter, maybe late after a movie, maybe with a reservation you booked two weeks early on OpenTable, you might have encountered a dish called "early season roots and legumes," unpromisingly enough, an appetizer that sounds like something more often served at a Tarzana vegan café than at an advanced fleshpot of cuisine.

    JGold Reviews Red Medicine

  • The subtitle of the Guardian article reads unpromisingly: "Stanley Middleton's Holiday makes its few readers wince - and for all the right reasons."

    March 2008

  • In May 1912, Lasky hired Cecil to write and stage another Bowers operetta unpromisingly called In the Barracks for a royalty of $40 a week.

    Empire of Dreams

  • The subtitle of the Guardian article reads unpromisingly: "Stanley Middleton's Holiday makes its few readers wince - and for all the right reasons."

    Sunday Salon: Stanley Middleton

  • Their new home was known rather unpromisingly as Down House.

    Heart of Darwin

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