poor prospect

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Ferrari and her trap have but a poor prospect before them.
Guppy, "--I mean, now, Jobling--you may say this is a poor prospect of a living.
Founded in 1914 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford (the Aston part of the name originated from the British Aston Clinton hill climb event), the company had entered bankruptcy twice before and seemed a poor prospect for any entrepreneur.
That Medvedev is a poor prospect even for PM was confirmed when Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin said he would not work in a Cabinet led by Medvedev and was promptly fired by the president in a fit of peak.
But none of them really speak to one another; they were crafted as monologues--each a pedagogue and, as such, a poor prospect for hashing out the means to a better society.
Newell speaks first about why early-Europeans saw New England as such a poor prospect.
Mulley and Stout are both splendidly scathing in describing the lack of any genuine policy framework in the UK for long-term care of the elderly and the poor prospect that the research information required for formulating such policy (in terms of objective measures of need and of quality of life) will be obtained.
A tool with edge chipping is another poor prospect for TiN coating.
Although Bumble Bee pulled in $285 million last year, its status as number three in its industry seems to make it a poor prospect for future growth.
To deny that prize-money levels are giving the vast majority of owners an increasingly poor prospect of a return is to avoid reality.
However, no one had told Derryn Du of his poor prospect of prize money, and he hurtled up the home straight to snatch the spoils with all the fire of a true racehorse, clocking the fastest time of the day.