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  • adv. In a favorable manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a favorable manner; with friendly disposition or indulgence; conveniently; advantageously.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. showing approval


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  • No one, really, but the subgroup with the biggest showing of support was Republican men -- 36 percent view the term favorably, 53 percent view it unfavorably.

    No love for 'militia'

  • Notably, self-identified conservatives do not look favorably upon "libertarian:" 35 percent of conservatives rate the term favorably, only 10-points higher than their rating of

    Center for American Progress

  • “As Gen’l Lee has done me the honor to mention my name favorably in connection with the command of an Infy Corps,” explained Stuart, “is it not probably that he has reference to one of the Corps in this Army, where I am no doubt more favorably known than anywhere else.

    Cavalryman of the Lost Cause

  • Can you imagine viewing the vapid Palin favorably?

    Poll: Palin decision doesn't change minds

  • Seventy percent of Republicans questioned view Palin favorably, with just one in four holding a negative opinion.

    Poll: Majority don't approve of Palin

  • The only politican I view favorably is Ron Paul ... he writes books AND does politics.

    Poll: Iowa Republicans like Palin, but have doubts

  • And by a 17 percentage-point spread, more see Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin favorably than unfavorably, unlike the narrow majority of voters already backing a candidate who dislike her.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • For decades, it was prescribed: decide on a message, hold a press conference or distribute a press release, then hope some news outlets put your name favorably in print or on the air.

    @Foot in Mouth

  • The Mercy will be a free-floating medical clinic for the Muslims of Indonesia, who remain favorably disposed to the United States — a direct and lasting result of the American tsunami aid delivered more than a year ago.

    Letters to the Editor

  • Whenever any one ventured to mention his name favorably in

    Monsieur Lecoq


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