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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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But his answer sounded like the truth; the old woman took the pledge.
she asked once more, scanning Raskolnikov intently, and weighing the pledge in her hand.
Finally, to those nations who would make themselves our adversaries, we offer not a pledge but a request: that both sides begin anew the quest for peace; before the dark powers of destruction unleashed by science engulf all humanity in planned or accidental self-destruction.
And now, Sir Cedric,'' he said, ``my ears are chiming vespers with the strength of your good wine permit us another pledge to the welfare of the Lady Rowena, and indulge us with liberty to pass to our repose.
But-- the thought passed through her mind more than once, though she could not believe in it--might he not mean to demand something more from her than she had been able to imagine, since he wanted her pledge to carry out his wishes without telling her exactly what they were?
So much the more weight shall I attach to the pledge I require from you, when it is unreservedly given.
The QCSD absorbed several functions from the QE and now acts as the central registry and depository for listed equity and debt securities (shares, bonds and sukuks) and is responsible for the settlement of orders by Delivery-versus-Payment and for registering pledges over listed securities.
Virginity pledges appear to reduce the risk of sexual initiation even when differences in young people's propensity to pledge are taken into account.
Gittler's pledge to recycle more was drawn from more than 100,000 pledges entered in the national drawing during last year's America Recycles campaign, which is celebrated yearly on Nov.
adolescents when they were young adults (ages 18-24), and found that adolescent virginity pledges were not associated with lower rates of several sexually transmitted infection--even though they were associated with several behavior changes that would have seemed to be protective.
Some Valley candidates who signed the pledge said they felt insulted that the mayor and Gross said their pledges were not to be trusted.
This year's sexy freshman pledges quickly experience a whirlwind tour of sorority row where anything goes.