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- n. Alternative spelling of favourableness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The condition or quality of being favorable or suitable; kindness; partiality.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of being encouraging or promising of a successful outcome
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Often, however, the seeming favorableness of conditions is deceptive.
Humor increases the favorableness of an audience toward the speaker, and makes a speech more interesting, persuasive, and memorable.
There is often confusion between fairness and favorableness.
Mutations and natural selection have been observed, but the observed frequency, magnitudes, and favorableness of mutations have not been nearly great enough to account for macroevolution.
There was one second there around midnight when all the signs were at their absolute maximum favorableness.
But since, in spite of the promptings of his own desire, the favorableness of the time, and the delightful confusions of silence which overcame both Ruth and himself in the course of his visit, he said no more than any enthusiast in music might have said to any pretty girl who was disposed to listen to him, the historic Muse is free to follow Joseph Beaker, with whom she has present business.
Besides, the favorableness of the weather tended also to make travel more pleasant than in colder seasons of the year.
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If, however, the witnesses for the same side disagree, the judge ought to use his own discretion in discerning which side to favor, by considering either the number of witnesses, or their standing, or the favorableness of the suit, or the nature of the business and of the evidence.
The love and providence of God are less commonly supposed to warrant an expectation of special and arbitrary favors, and have come more and more to mean the play of my own feeling about the general central conviction of the favorableness of the cosmos to my deeper or moral concerns.
God is neither an entity nor an ideal, but always a relation of entity to ideal: _reality regarded from the stand-point of its favorableness or unfavorableness to human life, and prescribing for the latter the propriety of a certain attitude_.