broken promise

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Thus, hope and expectation would be kept alive; none would complain of broken promises, but impute their disappointments wholly to fortune, whose shoulders are broader and stronger than those of a ministry.
By lies and broken promises they had tricked him out of his story.
Thorpe talked to his horse, and she meditated, by turns, on broken promises and broken arches, phaetons and false hangings, Tilneys and trap-doors.
With Bill, she could make a home anywhere, one that was far more real, in a house from which broken promises did not sound as from a trumpet.
While not opposed to nuclear power as an energy source, we are deeply troubled by the federal government's broken promise to remove the highly radioactive waste from our communities.
Comment by Jas_Sansi Tories hoping to wipe out memories of Solihull election losses I find it funny that most think that they would never vote Lib Dem again because of the broken promise on tuition fees.
KIEV, Muharram 28, 1435, Dec 1, 2013, SPA -- Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich pledged to do all he could to accelerate moves closer to the European Union while tens of thousands of protesters readied to rally on Sunday against what they called his broken promise to integrate with Europe, Reuters reported.
Broken promise 2 - Bills would be submitted online for the public to see, four days before they would be signed.
This is why the broken promise on tuition fees was such a watershed for the party; the moment it gave up - possibly for all time - any claim to be representative of a "new" or different kind of politics.
The tax hypocrisy of the Obama administration is the latest in the broken promise line.
From Celebrex to anti-depressants, the commercialization of medical knowledge is resulting in a country which is increasingly overdosed and over-medicated, and in a medical world where doctors are continuously misled by pharmaceutical companies and biased studies: that's the message of OVERDOSED AMERICA: THE BROKEN PROMISE OF AMERICAN MEDICINE.