promise to

promise something to someone

to pledge something to someone. I promised this vase to my niece. Is this book promised to anyone?
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References in classic literature ?
Then you promise to send for me sometimes, Christine?
I promise to go to school every day, to study, and to succeed--"
He refused to listen to me, as he had refused to listen to his mother; and he held me at the same time to my promise to keep his secret.
MONSIEUR COLBERT, - We have a promise to fulfil with M.
With Professor Maxon's solemn promise to insure his ultimate success von Horn was very gentle and gracious in deferring to the girl's wishes.
I never shall be good for anything, Mary, if you will not say that you love me--if you will not promise to marry me--I mean, when I am able to marry.
I cannot promise to be an Agassiz or a Sumner, mother; but I do promise to be an honest man, please God.
You promise to let me know it if I can be of the smallest service to you?
And now another task was to be done; her promise to the Fire-Spirits must be kept.
And I was going to promise to marry Arthur Brown and anybody else who asked me.
It is all yours if you will promise to see me safely delivered into the protection of the English.
Gryphus, quite taken up with the desire of catching the pigeons next day, as he had promised he would do, saw and heard nothing of this short interlude; and, after having closed the window, he took the arm of his daughter, left the cell, turned the key twice, drew the bolts, and went off to make the same kind promise to the other prisoners.
Sire," said he, "I know that no physician has been able to cure your majesty, but if you will follow my instructions, I will promise to cure you without any medicines or outward application.
If you are clever enough to do this," he said, "I promise to make you and your descendants rich for ever.
I can get you, however, a nice drawing-room apartment in Upper Seymour Street, and we may be always together there or here; for I consider my promise to Mr.