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hold promise

To have potential or be likely to achieve success. Our new recruit holds promise. I hope he can deliver during the season. Everyone thought the prototype held promise, but it didn't hold up during the testing phase.
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"The applications are frankly quite endless; anything where you have a distributed ledger which involves corporations or institutions can use this." While JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon has bashed bitcoin as a "fraud," the CEO and his managers have consistently said that blockchain and regulated digital currencies held promise. [Reference Link]:[https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/13/jp-morgan-is-rolling-out-the-first-us-bank-backed-cryptocurrency-to-transform-payments--.html]
The 1979 revolution in Nicaragua that overthrew the Somoza dynasty dictatorship held promise of a leftist, multiparty democracy that all parts of society supported, and La Botz investigates why it failed.
Reflecting on Sharon's legacy, Oren argued that this model still held promise:
With a cast including Vidya Balan and Amitabh Bachchan, the film held promise. But it hasn't taken off yet.
It begins at the end of the Civil War when Reconstruction held promise that blacks would gain a measure of equality, but hopes were quickly and violently smashed.
The opening held promise. The stage was marked off by three stripes of light around the perimeter (design by Scott Borowka), as though to suggest a boxing ring or other contact-sport zone.
On Thursday a side-event was advertised that held promise; sponsored by an International Health Group, a session on HIV/AIDS would be held in the afternoon.
For example, one specific NCIC 2000 concept that held promise as a valuable tool for law enforcement in theory demonstrated problems for users in reality.
And so, the premise of Shaking the Foundations -- to get prominent architects to speak, in a series of interviews, rather than to write -- held promise. But, the interviewers -- Knabe and Noennig -- are not interrogators, and the book does not quite lift the veil of inscrutability through which most Westerners -- and many Japanese -- view the works and pronouncements of these architects (many of them, like many of their Western colleagues, having realized that mystique has retail value).
More than 30 small- scale studies published during the 1980s reported that treatment matching based on a number of individual characteristics held promise for alleviating alcoholism.
They were drawn by the chance to do what they called "Big Guy Science"--to tackle the handful of problems whose solutions held promise of a Nobel Prize.
(In the early 1970s, Deryagin and a few other researchers temporarily believed they had discovered polymeric forms of water that not only held promise as a cheap and abundant material even for furniture, but also posed a global environmental threat since the liquid oceans might convert into polymeric water.)