court favour

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v court favour seek favor by fawning or flattery "This employee is currying favor with his superordinates"
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Usage

In literature:

Milton and La Fontaine did not write in the bask of court favour.
"Calamities and Quarrels of Authors" by Isaac Disraeli
He was lodged at courts, and favoured by all his contemporaries.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
A judgment in the county court was given in favour of the applicant.
"Railway Adventures and Anecdotes extending over more than fifty years" by Various
Returning to the court in 1571, he grew rapidly in favour with Charles XI.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
Be it observed that this man had been overwhelmed with favours by the court, and especially by the Count d'Artois.
"The Memoirs of Madame Vigée Lebrun" by Marie Louise Elisabeth VigĂ©e-Lebrun
Considering the terms of this letter, we are not surprised to learn that the "Bold Buccleuch" was received at Court with considerable favour.
"Border Raids and Reivers" by Robert Borland
Besides, a man who holds opinions such as mine, should accept no court favours.
"A Rent In A Cloud" by Charles James Lever
In 1771-1774, when minister at the court of Sweden, supported the revolution in favour of Gustavus III.
"The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History" by Various
It would seem that he was much favoured at the court of Elizabeth, and he hoped that it would be the same with her successor.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 7" by Various
The intriguing diplomacy of the papal court displeased him, and he soon lost his cousin's favour.
"A Short History of French Literature" by George Saintsbury
He had spoken in the Legate's court in Catherine's favour.
"The Divorce of Catherine of Aragon" by J.A. Froude
But to do him justice, he seemed but little careful to court favour.
"The Forge in the Forest" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Timour did not continue long in favour at Court.
"The Life of Yakoob Beg" by Demetrius Boulger
You would thereby obtain for yourselves great favour at court.
"Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. II." by Gustav Freytag
During the reign of John V, the Jesuits were in high favour at the court of Lisbon.
"The New Conspiracy Against the Jesuits Detected and Briefly Exposed" by R. C. Dallas
And so I drew my conclusion how 'twould go at court if a rogue should gain a prince's favour.
"The Adventurous Simplicissimus being the description of the Life of a Strange vagabond named Melchior Sternfels von Fuchshaim" by Hans Jacob Christoph von Grimmelshausen
Jarir of another branch of the Bani Tamim lived in Irak and courted the favour of Hajjaj, its governor.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3" by Various
By his devotional writings he regained the favour of the Roman Court.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
Nor was it by merely courting the favours of these tribes that the companions were permitted to join in their revels.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland" by Various
Between this crisis in his domestic life and the time of her death in 1668, Ashmole was in high favour at court.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
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In poetry:

But coronets we owe to crowns,
And favour to a court's affection;
By nature we are Adam's sons,
And sons of Anstis by election.
"The Old Gentry" by Matthew Prior
The king then smiling gave consent,
And straitwaye to his court I went;
Where I behavde so faithfullie
That hee great favour showd to mee.
"The Lady Turned Serving-Man" by Anonymous British
O Youth! enchanting stage, profusely bless'd!
Bliss even obtrusive courts the frolic mind;
Of health neglectful, yet by health caress'd,
Careless of favour, yet secure to find.
"Elegy XI. He Complains How Soon the Pleasing Novelty of Life Is Over" by William Shenstone
And, if I ever return to Dundee again,
I hope it will be with the laurels of fame.
Plac'd on my brow by dame fortune that fickle Jade.
And, to Court her favour I am not afraid.
"Farewell Address at the Argyle Hall" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Notable deaths in arts, A to M. German court rules in favour of transsexual rights.
Supreme Court's ruling rejects one equality in favour of another.
Irish court rules in favour of ISPs in piracy case.
I've been all in favour of going all-in on Nash, I think he's just what they need on the court and will immediately bring some relevancy back to a somewhat forgotten franchise.
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