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a man of his word

A man who can be expected to keep or follow through with his promises or intentions; a truthful, trustworthy, or reliable person. (Feminine: "a woman of her word.") Bob, I'm a man of my word. If I tell you I'll be at your house tomorrow morning at 10, then that's when I'll be there. I've found Martin to be a man of his word so far, so I'm confident he'll get us the best deal possible. If Ted said that he'll help you move, then he'll definitely be here—he's a man of his word.
See also: man, of, word

a woman of her word

A woman who can be expected to keep or follow through with her promises or intentions; a truthful, trustworthy, or reliable person. (Masculine: "man of his word.") Bob, I'm a woman of my word. If I tell you I'll be at your house tomorrow morning at 10, then that's when I'll be there. I've found Mary to be a woman of her word so far, so I'm confident she'll get us the best deal possible. If Tammy said that she'll help you move, then she'll definitely be here—she's a woman of her word.
See also: of, woman, word

be a man/woman of his/her word

To be known for upholding one's promises. If Ted said that he'll help you move, then he'll definitely be here—he's a man of his word.
See also: man, of, woman, word
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of (one's) word

Displaying personal dependability: a woman of her word.
See also: of, word
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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References in classic literature ?
The dictionary must draw the line somewhere--so it leaves this sort of words out.
Realistic, sensitive illustrations portray the Word Burglar shrinking and growing in size as he creates his Dictionary from stolen words, and finally reforms from his life of word theft when he learns to read.
launches a new social word game challenge in the form of Word vs Word, an app with the all-in-one link between a crossword puzzle, hangman and a word search game.
Still others perform word and service instead of word and sacrament.
This paper presents two case studies that illustrate the multiple uses of word sorts, a word study phonics technique.
Benefits of word prediction include reducing keystrokes, assisting with word recall, increasing vocabulary through word prompting, and improving typing speed (Anson, 1997; Bower et al., 1998-1999).
One method works in all editions of Word editions; and starting with the 2000 edition, you have an additional option.
However, who back in 1947 would have envisioned experiencing a Jamaican-Chinese, lesbian wordsmith fire spitting love songs from a Broadway stage, joined by a multicultural crew of word slingers in a United Nations summit of syllables?
A simple example would be discerning the difference between "there" and "their." Through analysis of word position and sentence structure, the voice recognition system's language component determines the final selection of words and ultimately what they mean.
* Use the Word Wall daily as a part of lessons, as a reference, and as a focus of word games
Also published this year is The Oxford Dictionary of Word Histories: The Life Stories of Over 12,000 Words, edited by Glynnis Chantrell.
The students were assessed using the Test of Word Finding, Second Edition (TWF-2; German, 2000).
In the past, the measure of word knowledge was being able to define the word.
Links are the Internet equivalent of word of mouth.
The sacraments and scripture, the formal faith of the church enshrined in the creeds, the cumulative experience of the Christian community that we call tradition are all expressions of word. But we also experience the word as it happens in our own lives, as it presents itself to us in terms of events and circumstances in which we find ourselves, in things that impinge upon us from the larger world.