• Mercy. Supplication, favor. Egyptian
    Mercy. Supplication, favor. Egyptian
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj favorable presaging or likely to bring good luck "a favorable time to ask for a raise","lucky stars","a prosperous moment to make a decision"
    • adj favorable occurring at a convenient or suitable time "an opportune time to receive guests"
    • adj favorable (of winds or weather) tending to promote or facilitate "the days were fair and the winds were favorable"
    • adj favorable encouraging or approving or pleasing "a favorable reply","he received a favorable rating","listened with a favorable ear","made a favorable impression"
    • adj favorable inclined to help or support; not antagonistic or hostile "a government friendly to our interests","an amicable agreement"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are more than 700 species of plants that grow in the United States that have been identified as dangerous if eaten. Among them are some that are commonly favored by gardeners: buttercups, daffodils, lily of the valley, sweet peas, oleander, azalea, bleeding heart, delphinium, and rhododendron.
    • Favorable Beautiful; well-favored. "The favorableness of the present times to all exertions in the cause of liberty."
    • Favorable Conducive; contributing; tending to promote or facilitate; advantageous; convenient. "A place very favorable for the making levies of men.""The temper of the climate, favorable to generation, health, and long life."
    • Favorable Full of favor; favoring; manifesting partiality; kind; propitious; friendly. "Lend favorable ears to our request.""Lord, thou hast been favorable unto thy land."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Until the late 1800's, people roasted their coffee at home. Popcorn poppers and stove-top frying pans were favored.
    • favorable Kind; friendly; well inclined; manifesting good will or partiality.
    • favorable Conducive; contributing; tending to promote: as, conditions favorable to population.
    • favorable Convenient; advantageous; affording facilities: as, a favorable position; favorable weather.
    • favorable Having a pleasing favor or appearance; well favored; beautiful.
    • favorable Synonyms Auspicious, willing, inclined (toward).
    • favorable Fit, adapted, suitable.
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  • Henry Kissinger
    “If we do what is necessary, all the odds are in our favor.”
  • John Churton Collins
    John Churton Collins
    “Never claim as a right what you can ask as a favor.”
  • Louis Pasteur
    “Did you ever observe to whom the accidents happen? Chance favors only the prepared mind.”
  • Robert Collier
    “The mere fact that you have obstacles to overcome is in your favor...”
  • Jawaharlal Nehru
    “The man who has gotten everything he wants is all in favor of peace and order.”
  • Amelia E. Barr
    Amelia E. Barr
    “Spiritual favors are not always to be looked for, and not always to be relied on.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. favorable, L. favorabilis, favored, popular, pleasing, fr. favor,. See Favor (n.)


In literature:

He will go far if circumstances favor.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
He was not favorable to York.
"The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation" by Charles Roger
If there is any thing to pacificate I am in favor of pacification, but in favor of it according to the Constitution.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
The special direction of this protection was in favor of American manufacturers.
"The Negro and the Nation" by George S. Merriam
She came to you the evening before she left: what favor did she ask?
"Fairy Fingers" by Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
Providence favored Oglethorpe in this matter.
"Stories Of Georgia" by Joel Chandler Harris
I might have made arrangements to show you some favors.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
Achilles, like his victim Memnon, was made immortal by the favor of the gods.
"Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Here his father spoke in his favor, saying that in his opinion the maiden deserved her fate.
"Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
This is why Christianity found special favor among the parties the least Jewish belonging to Judaism.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 03" by Various
The duke saw at once that every thing was favorable to the accomplishment of his design.
"William the Conqueror" by Jacob Abbott
At large balls, like the Patriarchs', there is hardly time for more than two or three figures and one favor figure.
"The Complete Bachelor" by Walter Germain
They were followed by other organizations of men until hundreds were on record as favoring woman suffrage.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume V"
The press with one or two exceptions was favorable and gave generous space.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
Ask your grandfather where Calvert's Favor is located, will you?
"The Flying Stingaree" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Favorable location is necessary for permanent civilization.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
And the ill favored and leanfleshed kine did eat up the seven well favored and fat kine.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
I have the good luck to stand high in his favor.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
The opinion, however, evidently inclined in favor of Washington.
"The Student's Life of Washington; Condensed from the Larger Work of Washington Irving" by Washington Irving
But I want to ask a favor of you.
"On the Heights" by Berthold Auerbach

In poetry:

"The soul that seeks me shall obtain
Immortal wealth and heav'nly gain;
Immortal life is his reward;
Life, and the favor of the Lord.
"Hymn 93" by Isaac Watts
"I cannot doubt, if thou hadst been
Among the highly favored men
Who walked on earth with Fenelon,
He would have owned thee as his son;
"The Chapel of the Hermits" by John Greenleaf Whittier
With favoring winds, o'er sunlit seas,
We sailed for the Hesperides,
The land where golden apples grow;
But that, ah! that was long ago.
"Ultima Thule: Dedication To G. W. G." by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Not now on Zion's height, alone,
Thy favored worshipper may dwell;
Nor where, at sultry noon, thy Son
Sat, weary, by the Patriarch's well.
"Hymns For Dedication I" by John Pierpont
O King, in this I praise thee not.
Now must I call thy grief not wise,
Is he thy friend, or of thy blood,
To find such favor in thine eyes?
"Stanzas In Memory Of The Author Of 'Obermann'" by Matthew Arnold
They leave their native shores behind,
And seize the favor of the wind;
Till God command, and tempests rise
That heave the ocean to the skies.
"Psalm 107 part 4" by Isaac Watts

In news:

New Bernstein Analyst Favors Disney, Discovery as He Launches Entertainment Stocks Coverage.
Many people with whom I've spoken favor the mall because they think the Kihei High School is being built along with the mall, since it is on the site plan.
Angry fans then lost patience as the off-season wore on, as stud lefty Cliff Lee rejected the Bombers in favor of a deal with the Philadelphia Phillies.
Processors have tended to favor copolymers because they provide a wider processing window.
It looks like warm, humid conditions will favor outdoor activities over the southern and central cornbelt regions on Saturday and Sunday.
On the Plains, hot, dry weather favors summer crop maturation and fieldwork, including winter wheat planting preparations.
Pine School surrenders ownership of campuses in favor of leasing.
Plum Pretty shook loose on the turn for home and left favored.
Whicker favors keeping toxic water inside the mine and treating it instead of drawing out water to treat.
Leftfielder Scott Podsednik has made a favorable impression at spring training.
Pre-made modules gain favor as faster, cheaper alternatives to conventional additions.
Where a US Bankruptcy Court judge ruled in favor of a debtor on a creditor's complaint objecting to the debtor's discharge under 11 U.S.C.
State-owned properties like the Capitol get charged a favorable rate — and don't pay even that.
Macomb, IL – Those in favor of moving property from the Industry School District to the Macomb district made their case to the Regional Board of School Trustees this week.
Independents favor cooperation, are dissatisfied with political system.

In science:

This might be a strong indication in favor of light SUSY particles.
Extra generations and discrepancies of electroweak precision data
The quadrupolar term bQ favors values of α = 0 and β = π but chiral NN interactions increase the value of α and decrease the value of β .
General phase diagram for antiferroelectric liquid crystals in dependence on enantiomeric excess
Physically this is due to the fact that S 1 and S 5 are both coupled antiferromagnetically to S 2 ; this makes it favorable to have S 1 and S 5 parallel to each other, thus an effective ferromagnetic bond is generated.
Thermodynamics of strongly disordered spin ladders
The accuracy requirement tends to favor the standard ADM over other approaches.
Modeling gravitational radiation from coalescing binary black holes
Our gauge assumptions favor maximal slicing in the numerical simulations, and for simplicity without an obvious alternative, we use a vanishing shift.
Modeling gravitational radiation from coalescing binary black holes
In the context of quantum dots, the random two-body interactions were found strongly to favor singlet ground-state spins [12,27].
Odd-even binding effect from random two-body interactions
This amounts to studying the limiting, most favorable case in which the classic scenario of an equilibrium ISM, with thermal-pressure bounded clouds and sharp phase transition could arise, and our main conclusion is that even within this scenario such a picture of the ISM appears unlikely.
The nonlinear development of the thermal instability in the atomic ISM and its interaction with random fluctuations
We also stipulate repulsive interactions between the bosons (“charging energy”) that favors charge neutrality not only on individual islands but also on the shaded clusters (note that neighboring clusters share one site).
Exotic order in simple models of bosonic systems
The ub and uψ terms represent on-site boson repulsion, while the U term is the cluster charging energy that favors charge neutrality in each cluster.
Exotic order in simple models of bosonic systems
Still it is rather difficult to make a final conclusion on the nature of this phenomenon: Does it represent deterministic chaos or a special type of a stochastic process? In our opinion, the ma jority of the tests performed witness in favor of the first of these two alternatives.
Nonlinear analysis of EAS clusters
If there are enough points in the data set to compute statistically stable dispersions and they are favorably spaced (without long regularly spaced gaps) then the best delay shows up in a multitude of spectra.
Bias and consistency in time delay estimation methods: case of the double quasar HE 1104-1805
The lower normalization is also favored by the combined analysis of 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey and CMB data (Lahav et al. 2001).
Weak Lensing as a Calibrator of the Cluster Mass-Temperature Relation
On the other hand, recent weak lensing results (van Waerbeke et al. 2002, Bacon et al. 2002, Refregier, Rhodes & Groth 2002, Hoekstra, Yee & Gladders 2002) tend to favor a higher value of σ8 .
Weak Lensing as a Calibrator of the Cluster Mass-Temperature Relation
The shaded region is roughly our favored range of values of T∗ .
Weak Lensing as a Calibrator of the Cluster Mass-Temperature Relation
The shaded region is roughly our favored range of values of T∗ .
Weak Lensing as a Calibrator of the Cluster Mass-Temperature Relation