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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FACTORS

There were two factors that chiefly influenced her decision.

(b) What factors should be considered in the selection of cereals?

The oddest of all perhaps is the fate of the two factors in practical politics.

These factors, taken together, make up the phenomenon of Thomas Bewick.

It is necessary to carefully study the factors which produce these figures.

It is necessary for other factors to act in stimulating human work.

The second phase of the battle of the Aisne contained two factors.

Indeed, but for these factors it is unlikely that the affair could ever have taken place at all.

Two factors prevent the larger use of physicians now available.

She expected to make a conquest, and her thoughts were usually the factors of success.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "agent, deputy," from Middle French facteur "agent, representative," from Latin factor "doer or maker," agent noun from past participle stem of facere "to do" (see factitious). Sense of "circumstance producing a result" is from 1816.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.