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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FAVORING

Favoring the man Huntly with one inquiring glance, he turned to the corporal.

It does not help for good feeling to take the "favoring" attitude.

A favoring spot was seized on by de Spain for the resting-place 347 he wanted.

What would not you do had you the Emperor and Ferdinand favoring your attempts?

There was in the mind of the boy a thought that circumstances were favoring him.

To make them such, great abilities are needed, as well as favoring circumstances.

The breeze was drawing up the valley, but favoring the other side a little.

Silver Cloud hastened on with the favoring gale from the balmy South.

Cicily seized on the admission as favoring her side of the argument.

Finally she brings all to the ship, seizes the helm and sends the favoring breeze.

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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