NOTE: implies a person/agent verbally placing themselves under an obligation to do something.
He has broken his promise to the American people not to raise taxes.
She left the meeting early with a promise to send us the drawings tomorrow.
Their promises of support never materialized.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
After a two-month drought, the skies finally held the promise of rain.
He shows great promise as a theoretical physicist.
After this event there is little promise of a peace accord.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2