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But to his surprise he found that Mrs. Rushton was inclined to regard it favorably.

"That's right, to own up," said Robert, favorably impressed with his frank confession.

From the first he appears to have favorably impressed the members of the House.

Another person who refused to accept Phillips favorably was Phineas Babbitt.

It was evident that the housekeeper's manner had not impressed him favorably.

"I'm glad you were so favorably impressed with the boy," she said.

It was as if he had presented a letter from somebody well and favorably known.

I am a coward too, and fear you would not look upon my plan as favorably as I do.

As to size and strength they compared equally if not favorably with the Germans.

There was a refinement and delicacy about the girl which impressed Frank favorably.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., from Old French favorable "well-disposed, favorable, partial," from Latin favorabilis "favored, in favor," from favor (see favor (n.)). Related: Favorably.

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