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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FAVOR

Mr. Davis, may I ask the favor of a few minutes' conversation with you in private?

Here too experience has afforded us the most satisfactory proof in its favor.

We are all in favor of having it built as promptly as possible.

I favor as a practical policy the putting of first things first.

Besides, Mr. Morgan offered to resign his seat in the House of Commons in his favor.

To some features of the Bill he was opposed, but was in favor of its principle.

I believe most of this class regarded their presence as a favor granted her.

I will now favor the company with a song of my own composure.

By all that's holy, as a favor to me, spit out the words you have uttered.

Tranter's great sword was indeed a mighty vantage in his favor.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "attractiveness, charm," from Old French favor (13c., Modern French faveur) "favor, approval, partiality," from Latin favorem (nominative favor) "good will, inclination, partiality, support," coined by Cicero from stem of favere "to show kindness to," from PIE *ghow-e- "to honor, revere, worship." Meaning "act of kindness" is from late 14c. Meaning "thing given as a mark of favor" is from 1580s. Phrase in favor of recorded from 1560s.

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