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  • v. Present participle of favour.

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Examples

  • I am going to read an amendment to the Act. You remember that I told you that the writ of mandamus and the other writ of certiorari were abolished as regards the Liquor Act in favouring the Liquor Commission.

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  • Unemotional: Tim Cook is described as favouring a tough stare through his wire-rimmed glasses instead of a rant

  • 'You are very good, madam,' replied Matilda, 'in favouring me with your approbation; I shall think myself particularly fortunate if you will condescend to instruct me, for it is with shame I confess, more attention has been paid to external accomplishments than to the cultivation of my mind, or any information respecting those principles of virtue a young woman ought early to be acquainted with.'

    The Castle of Wolfenbach

  • God's design in favouring them thus was to bring them to repentance and reformation of life, to sit in sackcloth and ashes, both in humiliation for the sins they had committed, and in humility and a meek subjection to God's government.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

  • Bester has confirmed he would accept such a position - but only on strict terms favouring his party and its independence.

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  • In a note, Cicero is referred to as favouring the view that conscience forbids the concealment, the commentator adding,

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  • They took possession of the city and drove Clement into the Castle of S. Angelo, where they forced him to agree to terms favouring the Imperial cause.

    XXXIV

  • They watched your every action, related to me all that past at Elvira's, and inspired me with the idea of favouring your designs.

    The Monk; a romance

  • Even beyond the usual "did it cross the line" clichés, there has always been a whiff of suspicion about a few home-town calls favouring Bobby Moore and Co. (as with the Argentinians of 1978, whose "suspicious" penultimate game I've described earlier).

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  • It was not until 51 BCE that Parthia invaded Roman Syria and the Roman strategy was to avoid a definitive fight with the Parthians until they could be drawn into an ambush on terms favouring Rome (which happened in October of 51 BCE).

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