Sign the pledge

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Sign the pledge to give a written promise to abstain from intoxicating liquor
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. plege (Fr. pleige); prob. L. præbēre, to afford.

Usage

In literature:

Nothing about that in the pledge, and when you sign something, you gotta pay it.
"Police Your Planet" by Lester del Rey
We cannot close this chapter of our little book without asking, Were the motives which led our friend to sign the pledge, right or wrong?
"The Hero of the Humber" by Henry Woodcock
I want you to sign the pledge and keep it.
"True to his Colours" by Theodore P. Wilson
One or two men wanted to sign the pledge.
"The Young Trawler" by R.M. Ballantyne
It was drink they say as made him do it, and they got him to sign the pledge arterwards.
"Blue Lights" by R.M. Ballantyne
He was spoken to by Christian friends, and asked to sign the pledge.
"Dusty Diamonds Cut and Polished" by R.M. Ballantyne
I intend getting him to sign the pledge, which he says he will do.
"Gathering Jewels" by James Knowles and Matilda Darroch Knowles
So he went to Sir John Dickinson and signed the pledge in his presence.
"Nights in London" by Thomas Burke
He wrote a solemn pledge which all the officers in the house signed, binding them not to divulge the scheme.
"Lights and Shadows in Confederate Prisons" by Homer B. Sprague
I thought the old parson had got you to sign the pledge.
"The Kangaroo Marines" by R. W. Campbell
I am now fully persuaded that you are right; and so I'll follow your good example, and sign the teetotal pledge.
"Select Temperance Tracts" by American Tract Society
I made him sign the pledge.
"Turn About Eleanor" by Ethel M. Kelley
My word is given, the contract signed, my honor pledged.
"The Old Countess; or, The Two Proposals" by Ann S. Stephens
Pledges were signed by a majority of both Houses and presented to the Governor who made no answer.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
A man who has been a drunkard signs the pledge, and stops drinking.
"The Way to God and How to Find It" by Dwight Moody
Tim Morris has signed the pledge!
"For John's Sake" by Annie Frances Perram
Children, sign the pledge, and ask your parents to help you keep it.
"Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 12, March 22, 1884" by Various
At the conclusion, more than twenty men of their own accord walked up to a little side table and signed the pledge.
"The Great Acceptance" by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
He could not therefore by signing the Constitution pledge himself to abide by it at all events.
"The Journal of the Debates in the Convention which framed the Constitution of the United States, Volume II (of 2)" by James Madison
If she is, I think some of your friends had better sign the pledge!
"To Him That Hath" by Leroy Scott
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In poetry:

Children of the day new-born,
Mindful of its glorious morn,
Let the pledge our fathers signed
Heart to heart forever bind!
"Hail, Columbia!" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Young friend, don't fail to sign the pledge,
And don the badge of ribbon red,
And leave some ways you have led,
Always dare do right.
"Red Ribbon" by Julia A Moore
Too much wine will make a young man run mad,
And too much gin, an old man ugly and sad.
The pledge is signed, my wife shall sing
And happily pass the day,
Cold water, we find, is the very thing
To banish grief away.
"Begone Vile Rum" by John Pierpont

In news:

Obama has his 55 defeated Congressmen who signed the Grover Norquist pledge to never raise taxes.
Shame on the 212 congressmen who signed the pledge and gave their souls to stay in office.
Drum Major Robert Champion had signed an anti hazing pledge before participating in the ritual that took his life.
More than 200 representatives and senators in the 111th Congress have signed Americans for Tax Reform's Taxpayer Protection Pledge, a vow to oppose all tax increases.
The 2,400 people who signed online protest petitions should hold the board to that pledge.
Senior quarterback/linebacker prospect Marquis Little (Manchester, Conn.) has pledged to sign with the Eagles, according to multiple sources.
Forbes 400 Billionaires Who've Signed the Giving Pledge.
On Thursday, one of Iowa's most influential social conservative organizations, The Family Leader, informed GOP presidential candidates that to win the group's endorsement, they'll have to sign a pledge .
That is precisely what the pledge would demand and require of a president who signed it.
Since 1986, the Taxpayer Protection Pledge has been signed by politicians promising to oppose increases to the marginal income tax rate.
But the state GOP says it would be illegal to keep candidates off the ballot only because they refuse to sign the pledge.
To the editor Congressman Reed (hey, call me Tom), has signed a pledge of allegiance to a private entity that may or may not have the best interests of the nation – and of his district – at heart.
Arizona Western College (Yuma, Ariz.) defensive end Sam Wren has pledged to sign with the Cowboys, according to multiple reports.
And while state Sen Greg Brower (Senate District 15) signed the federal anti-tax pledge when he was mulling a bid for Congress last year, he's refused to sign the state pledge this year.
Second, while there's political pressure to sign the pledge, there's also political pressure not to sign .
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