May indicate Honor Before Reason. On the other hand, a reputation for trustworthiness makes it easier to get people to listen to you, possibly getting you out of a Mexican Standoff, Hostage Situation, or other situation that cannot be resolved by brute force. On the third hand, when getting someone's word, beware of Exact Words.
Compare Not Hyperbole when someone literally carries out their seemingly exaggerated words. Contrast Heroic Vow and Will Not Tell a Lie. Closely related to the Blood Oath. When someone has broken this vow so thoroughly they become ostracised they're The Oath-Breaker. Releasing from the Promise is another option, though some characters think that even the person they've sworn the oath to can't free them. Works using this trope may discuss The Power of Language.Examples:
Comic Strips In Flash Gordon, Ming the Merciless rewarded Sonja's treachery as promised: by marrying her and making her his empress. Then he ordered her execution. In one rather memorable series of Peanuts strips, Charlie Brown was sick at the hospital, and amazingly, the one who was the most upset about it was Lucy, who had otherwise treated him so mean. She finally went outside and made the following vow: \"Charlie Brown, I know that you can't hear me, but I want to make you a promise. I promise that if you get well, I'll never pull the football away again!\" Unfortunately for her, Charlie Brown did get better, he did hear it somehow (maybe Linus told him) and held her to it; the amazing thing is, she actually tried to keep her word, but Charlie Brown missed, kicking her in the hand. (He apologized, to which she replied, \"The next time you go to the hospital, stay there!\" and apparently, she decided she wasn't bound by the promise anymore, because the annual prank continued as always, starting the next year.)
Web Comics Bob and George: Why Proto Man won't tell the Author anything. Or the spirit guide tell George. El Goonish Shive: Why Abraham wanted to kill Ellen; he swore an oath to his master and to god to kill all abominations created by the Dewitchery Diamond. Being a Knight Templar, he insists on carrying it out in all cases; even to the point that this attitude almost gets him killed. Also a deconstruction; he could see that Ellen wasn't a monster like the other beings created by the diamond, and he didn't actually want to kill her. But his word was more important to him than his own peace of mind and her life. Fortunately, Nanase got an Eleventh Hour Super Power Desperation Attack powerful enough to stop him in his tracks, and then was able to talk him out of it. She argued that since Abraham's oath was made with the intention of protecting innocent people, given this sort of dilemma, it's more important to follow the spirit of the oath than the letter of the oath. In Faux Pas, Dusk is astounded: she had given her word not to eat the rabbits, and some part of her didn't even want to do it. In A Girl and Her Fed, Abraham Lincoln could shut down the rogue ghosts' master plan by simply cutting off their access to his power. He quotes the trope name as his reason why he doesn't, even after being told that they plan to start World War III. Girl Genius: The Jagers break their promise to not reveal the Sneaky Gate to non-Jagers, but it's no big deal since they didn't get caught. It's not that they revealed the 'sneeky gate' to outsiders, it's that the Jagerkin have vowed not to re-enter Mechanicsburg until a Hetrodyne is officially in residence. Being UNDER it doesn't count. Earlier, Agatha has them swear on their loyalty to the Heterodynes Embi, a member of Master Payne's Travelling Heterodyne Show, claims he swore a sacred oath to see the world when he was young and didn't understand how big the world was, and that his oath made him functionally immortal. Of course, he is a carny, so how much is true, how much is \"for the show\" and how much is \"hazing the new girl\" is anyone's guess. In Impure Blood: O-on the honor of my family line, then, as far back as it can be traced! And he means it, grumbling about how he's not free yet. In Key, the griffin urges that the king is a man of his word, and they should be patient and think that something might have interfered. In Nip and Tuck, I swear by all my beaver ancestors. The Order of the Stick: Soon's Oath. Really. Even if it sounds implausible. Roy insists on a pardon for Ian and Geoffrey as well, because he gave his word. In a villainous example, Malack passes up an easy chance to finish off the Order out of respect for Durkon, whose last request was that he spare them. As he's still a bad guy, he eventually decides he can't keep ignoring them. In Pibgorn I have your solemn word In Tales of the Questor, Quentyn asked whether he still is keeping his word to be a Questor after hearing he must face a challenge within two weeks. He still abides by his oath. In Weak Hero, it's revealed in Gerard's backstory that he made a promise to his ex-bandmate not to fight with his fists for an entire year. Despite the rocky relationship between them, and how beneficial for Gerard it would be if he'd broken said promise (especially when Jake pummelled him), he resolutely kept his word until the end. In Wooden Rose: As promised. I always keep my word.
Web Original Broken Saints: \"He gave his word, and his word was his bond.\" The wording itself is a reference to the creators' Catchphrase: \"Word is Bond\". Dragon Ball Z Abridged: After seeing Krillin's efforts to keep her safe from Cell, she thinks to herself that if they both live she'll \"rock his four-foot world.\" She barely manages it. In Midnight Screenings, Brad was thinking of walking out of Tyler Perry's Single Moms Club, but he knew that if he broke that promise, Dave and Brian would murder him after they fully sat through three others by Perry. The Nostalgia Critic's determination to keep his promises to either the fans or other reviewers usually ends up biting him in the ass. In Volume 2 of RWBY, Jaune jokingly made a promise to Pyrrha that he'd wear a dress to the dance if she couldn't find a date, entirely unaware that Attractiveness Isolation was in full effect (and even if it wasn't, he's the only one she'd want to go with). When he finds out that she didn't get a date, he wears a dress in front of the entire student body and dances with her.Jaune: Hey, an Arc never goes back on his word. In Unnatural Selection, Alison chose death rather than break her promise of not killing a certain opponent. There was a bit of pragmatism in it though, as a majority of suggesters judged her messianic aura as more important to her cause than her life.
I got the money, so who I'm running fromI got a lawyеr that cost a honey bunBefore I buy pussy, I buy a hundred gunsJudge told me a nigga died with my gunTwenty ten, Reese stay in Ralph LaurenDied close, feel like you died in my armsReinstated, they denied my bondA nigga play with Smurk, you're not that smartSucked it twice, and I'm still not hardNiggas cry out loud when they getting shotThat nigga word don't stand on my blockFuck what you heard, I'm the man of my block
In Peter Panda Melts Down!, my first storybook, we meet a tantrum-tossing cub whose mama is struggling to avoid the mother of all meltdowns herself. I experimented with the use of a refrain, and surprise variations along the way. The refrain has an interactive element that pulls youngsters into the story. And it has some delightful, fanciful words as well. Here are a couple images:
Being a man of your word may sound like a traditional ideal, but even in the modern age personal ideals like trust, integrity and honesty have significant importance in social and professional interactions. Establishing a reputation as a man of your word can benefit you in your personal life as well as at work, and you may find that you experience a higher level of satisfaction when interacting with others when you fulfil your commitments. Being a man of your word is ultimately about being honest with yourself and others, which may require a significant amount of self-control.
\\\\u201CIf there\\\\u2019s something I need to say regarding the PGA Tour or LIV, it will come from Cameron Smith [and] not Cameron Percy,\\\\u201D Smith said. \\\\u201CI\\\\u2019m a man of my word and whenever you guys need to know anything it will be said by me.\\\\u201D 59ce067264