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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FAVORED

Driving, swimming, rowing, and other manly sports should be favored.

An embarrassing accident also favored us with the use of salt.

Maurice favored the creation of a Committee of Public Safety.

In this he was right, though he could not guess what the business was nor how it favored his own designs.

In this case it and a favored few like it will occupy the altered territory.

If this is true it would certainly be favored in the competition.

But the darkness, which had favored the ambuscade, now defeated their object.

Since my letter of May last, I have been favored with yours of the 18th and 27th of February.

Then she favored me with another nod and a most bewitching smile.

Ike favored the speaker with a contemptuous stare and returned to his work.

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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