- promised land,
- promissory note,
Origin of promising
Examples from the Web for promisingly
The Olympian gods would also have had to be introduced: Apollo already appears in the poem, not too promisingly.Life of John Keats|William Michael Rossetti
"You came up the trail from the Double-Elm Fork," he said promisingly.Heart of the West|O. Henry
Lady Clive had her wish; the thorn festered as promisingly as she could have desired.
It was based on her exceptional physical nature; and she might have used it promisingly.Tess of the d'Urbervilles|Thomas Hardy
He was glad to see McGinnis back again, for he was most promisingly hairy.Heart's Desire|Emerson Hough
"showing signs of future excellence," c.1600, present participle adjective from promise (v.). Related: Promisingly.