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an honest man's word is as good as his bond

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  • an Englishman’s word is his bond — c 1500 Lancelot of Lake (STS) 1.1671 O kingis word shuld be o kingis bonde. a 1606 Nobody & Somebody C2v Nobodies worde is as good as his bond. 1642 T. FULLER Holy State V. XIII. He hath this property of an honest man, that his word is as good as …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • bond — 01. It usually takes a few games for the team to really [bond]. 02. The accident created a very special [bond] between the survivors. 03. It is important for both parents to spend a lot of time with a newborn baby in the first few days in order… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • Mann — 1. A blind man may perchance hit the mark. – Tauben und Hühner Zeitung (Berlin 1862), Nr. 6, S. 46. 2. A Mann a Wort oder a Hundsfott. (Ulm.) 3. A Mann wie a Maus ün a Weib wie a Haus is noch nit gleich. (Jüd. deutsch. Warschau.) Will sagen, dass …   Deutsches Sprichwörter-Lexikon

  • probity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Integrity Nouns 1. probity, integrity, rectitude; uprightness, conscience; honesty, faith; honor; good faith, bona fides; clean hands; dignity, respectability; right, justice. See repute, innocence,… …   English dictionary for students

  • Versprechen (Verb.) — 1. Auf blosses Versprechen ist wenig zu rech(n)en. 2. Die am meisten versprechen, haben (pflegen) am wenigsten (zu halten). Frz.: Grand prometteur, petit donneur. (Prov. dan., 394.) Holl.: Groote belovers, slechte betalers. (Harrebomée, I, 46.)… …   Deutsches Sprichwörter-Lexikon

  • china — /chuy neuh/, n. 1. a translucent ceramic material, biscuit fired at a high temperature, its glaze fired at a low temperature. 2. any porcelain ware. 3. plates, cups, saucers, etc., collectively. 4. figurines made of porcelain or ceramic material …   Universalium

  • China — /chuy neuh/, n. 1. People s Republic of, a country in E Asia. 1,221,591,778; 3,691,502 sq. mi. (9,560,990 sq. km). Cap.: Beijing. 2. Republic of. Also called Nationalist China. a republic consisting mainly of the island of Taiwan off the SE coast …   Universalium

  • performing arts — arts or skills that require public performance, as acting, singing, or dancing. [1945 50] * * * ▪ 2009 Introduction Music Classical.       The last vestiges of the Cold War seemed to thaw for a moment on Feb. 26, 2008, when the unfamiliar strains …   Universalium

  • literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …   Universalium

  • United States — a republic in the N Western Hemisphere comprising 48 conterminous states, the District of Columbia, and Alaska in North America, and Hawaii in the N Pacific. 267,954,767; conterminous United States, 3,022,387 sq. mi. (7,827,982 sq. km); with… …   Universalium

  • Europe, history of — Introduction       history of European peoples and cultures from prehistoric times to the present. Europe is a more ambiguous term than most geographic expressions. Its etymology is doubtful, as is the physical extent of the area it designates.… …   Universalium

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