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pledge

(plej) a solemn statement of intention.
Nightingale pledge  a statement of principles for the nursing profession, formulated by a committee in 1893 and subscribed to by student nurses at the time of the capping ceremonies.
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The oldest pledger is David Rockefeller Sr, aged 99, and the youngest at 30 o-founders of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskovitz.
Liverpool Unites fundraising manager Claudia Tanner said: "We are extremely grateful for the generosity of our five Big Give pledgers and to Candis Club.
The pledgers are at different stages in their philanthropy--some have already given away the majority of their wealth, while some are just getting started.
The bustling street was home to shops like Beavans, Parrishs, and Pledgers, which seemed to stock everything you could possibly need, from clothes to household goods.
For pounds 50, pledgers get a signed copy of Mayflower, a copy of his previous album Asthill Grove, a thank you and extra goodies, while pounds 100 gets a personalised recording of the pledger's choice, dedicated to them.
High-profile pledgers include Iolo Williams, one of Wales' most renowned nature and wildlife presenters who has fronted numerous television programmes.
Among the latest pledgers were Kuwait with $500 million, Iran with $200 million, Britain with $70 million and the European Union with 24 million euros ($31.
A comparison of the sexual behaviour of virginity pledgers and matched non-pledgers.
The March 2009 issue includes a digest ["Virginity' Pledgers Are Just as Likely as Matched Nonpledgers to Report Premarital Intercourse," 2009, 41(1):63] of an article by Janet Rosenbaum that appeared in the January, 2009 issue of Pediatrics.
Pledgers and nonpledgers had the same incidence of premarital sex and sexually transmitted infections.
a Comparison of the Sexual behavior of Virginity pledgers and Matched nonpledgers," pediatrics (January 2009): e110-e120, by Janet Elise rosenbaum, builds on that research by controlling for the attitudes and beliefs that young people may hold before they pledge in order to better isolate the effect of the pledge.
In yet another blow to the abstinence-only education movement, a recent study in the January 2009 issue of Pediatrics found that virginity pledgers (teens who vow not to engage in sexual activity outside of marriage) were just as likely to have premarital sex as those who did not take such a pledge.