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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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With the near future holding promise for fine-tuning immunotherapy for breast cancer, this trinity of ultrasound-guided cryoablation, freezing of any residual tumor and the tumor bed in situ, and focused immunotherapy could hold promise as an effective, three-part solution for patients with early small cancers.
"For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come" (1 Timothy 4).
He could truly say that 'godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.' (I Timothy 4, verse 8).
The Bible tells us "For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come."