Definitions

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  • adv. In a favourable manner.

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  • adv. showing approval

Etymologies

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favourable +‎ -ly

Examples

  • As Darwin favourably cited Haeckel, and the father of Eugenics, Galton, he also mentioned, and called a "great philosopher", the father of Social Darwinism, Herbert Spencer, in Descent ….

    Cue outrage in three, two, one…

  • At first nobody knew who Perkins was, and the name favourably impressed no one; but before the shock of it had passed away, it was realised that Perkins was the son of Perkins the linendraper.

    Of Human Bondage

  • Willoughby Maule: indeed, she argued favourably from the baldness of

    Lady Bridget in the Never-Never Land

  • At first nobody knew who Perkins was, and the name favourably impressed no one; but before the shock of it had passed away, it was realised that

    Of Human Bondage

  • Messrs. Chapman and Hall entertained the idea favourably, but opined that the plates would require illustrative letter-press; and casting about for some suitable author, bethought themselves of Dickens, whose tales and sketches had been exciting some little sensation in the world of journalism; and who had, indeed, already written for the firm a story, the “Tuggs at Ramsgate,” which may be read among the “Sketches.”

    Life of Charles Dickens

  • Messrs. Chapman and Hall entertained the idea favourably, but opined that the plates would require illustrative letter-press; and casting about for some suitable author, bethought themselves of Dickens, whose tales and sketches had been exciting some little sensation in the world of journalism; and who had, indeed, already written for the firm a story, the "Tuggs at Ramsgate," which may be read among the "Sketches."

    Life of Charles Dickens

  • Tory MP Edward Leigh, chairman of the PAC, said the Ministry of Defence and its medical staff are providing care that compares "favourably" with the best NHS hospitals.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • Mr. Horwitz said he's working to resolve the situation "favourably" but had no further comment.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Two senior officials say the IOC looks "favourably" on the proposed events but won't make a final decision until next year.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • A diplomat told AFP that ministers looked "favourably" on the cry for assistance, although no figures were immediately available from any of the participants in the talks.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

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