Sentence Examples with the word unpromising

At first, they were more sanguine of extracting from these unpromising beginnings some knowledge of things beyond ideas.

Its total membership is under ioo,000, and it has some 350 missionaries, labouring in the most unpromising fields - Greenland, Labrador, Alaska, Central America, Tibet, and among the Hottentots.

Marius, out of unpromising materials and a demoralized soldiery, organized a well-disciplined army, with which he inflicted on the invaders two decisive defeats, the first in 102 at Aquae Sextiae (Aix), 1 8 m.

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On the other hand, it is generally the case that even in the most unpromising inn the bedding is clean.