The only competitors of Tilden for the Democratic nomination were "favorite sons."
Astor and Vanderbilt found their second selves in favorite sons; childless Stewart could only take his confidential agent.
The first-born child, pure maidens, favorite sons, were fed to the flames to appease his wrath.
The last time we were here with Mr. Hatfield he was beaming at us as if we were favorite sons.
Columbus here with silent joy beheld His favorite sons the fates of nations wield.
The hero and the warrior, have long been estimated, the favorite sons of a favored people.
She was convinced that Simon Dobbs was a good man, and could be compared to the favorite sons of the patriarch.
Can it be surmised that fortune acts with her favorite sons at the head of armies, as she does at gambling tables?