American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Chiefly British Variant of favor.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- etc. See favor, etc.
- v. consider as the favorite
- v. promote over another
- v. treat gently or carefully
- n. souvenir consisting of a small gift given to a guest at a party
- n. a feeling of favorable regard
- n. an inclination to approve
- n. an act of gracious kindness
- v. bestow a privilege upon
- n. an advantage to the benefit of someone or something
“The ones she showed most favour to were those who served her best; and even to them it was always _favour_ she showed, not tenderness.”
“Gappah faces the perennial problem for writers from Africa seeking to win favour from the western media: how to avoid being pigeonholed.”
“Further musing has led me to think that the polling data released by System 3, that 50% of people are against independence with only 35% in favour, is not so bad for the SNP after all.”
“Those are happy, truly happy, for ever happy, that obtain favour of the Lord, though the world frown upon them, and they find little favour with men; for in God's favour is life, and that is the fountain of all good.”
“He finds life, for he shall obtain favour of the Lord, and in his favour is life.”
“One thing Petty has always had in his favour is a very strong musical ethic and analogue-is-best sensibility.”
“Whether the appearance on the blog returns the favour is a longer-term proposition and the author has to wait for the rewards.”
“Interpreting their messages and worshipping them to earn their favour is the big thing to do during the game.”
“Faithful ministers, though they see not the fruit of their labours, shall yet be accepted of God, and in that they shall be truly glorious, for his favour is our honour; and they shall be assisted to proceed and persevere in their labours notwithstanding.”
“I could cast them off in favour of different ones when necessary, I could change my beliefs and aspirations and not feel that I was compromising who I really was.”
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