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pledger

(plej′ĕr)
A colloquial term for an adolescent or preteen––ager who promises to abstain from sexual intercourse. Conversely, a nonpledger is a young person who does not promise to maintain sexual abstinence.
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Hopefully the pledgers will still be pledging for whatever our priority is two or three years from now.
Liverpool Unites fundraising manager Claudia Tanner said: "We are extremely grateful for the generosity of our five Big Give pledgers and to Candis Club.
Pledgers give to a wide variety of causes, such as education, health, medical research, social services and the environment.
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 ($31.42 million).
Pledgers had 0.1 fewer past year partners bur did not differ in lifetime sex partners or age at first sex.
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.
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.