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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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Called supramolecular nanostamping, the technique holds promise as an inexpensive way of churning out large numbers of diagnostic chips.
The aggregated capacity of these gateways provides seamless Wi-Fi coverage and high throughput, which holds promise for a growing number of digital communication modes on campus, including video and voice over IP (VoIP).
According to research presented at the American Academy of Neurology, gene therapy holds promise for treating Alzheimer's disease.
While this approach holds promise, there is a lot more research that needs to be performed," Kolesnick says.
4 nm holds promise because of the fortuitous high reflectivity of Mo/Si multilayer mirrors at this wavelength.
The three weeks of repertory chronicled the company's first twenty years; that formidable building holds promise for its future.
The Internet holds promise for people who choose not to attend face-to-face programs with weekly meetings,'' says Deborah Tate, a Brown University assistant professor of psychiatry.
Although adult stem cells divide slower than embryonic stem cells--and are ordinarily limited in what they can become--new research holds promise for their "morphing power.
Alexander, "but also holds promise for post-terrorist clean-up applications such as anthrax in the Hart Senate Office Building and avian flu contamination.
While an anti-heparanase strategy holds promise, it's unlikely that inhibiting this enzyme alone will do the job, says Douglas D.
English-only education is working after 25 years of failure by bilingual programs, and Los Angeles Unified School District records show that immersion in English early on holds promise that students' whole lives will go better.
The Internet bubble may have burst five years ago, but for a new generation of savvier, more determined entrepreneurs, success through the end of a broadband connection still holds promise.
The new technology holds promise for replacing the energy-limiting nickel-based cathode in nickel-metal hydride batteries, says chemist Stuart Licht of the University of Massachusetts in Boston, who led the research.
Analysts said Intel's new system holds promise for both the consumer and business markets if it proves to be as good as advertised.
Open Ocean Aquaculture Holds Promise in Light of Worm Report