favorable

Definitions

  • 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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Quotations

  • Henry Kissinger
    Henry%20Kissinger
    “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
    Louis%20Pasteur
    “Did you ever observe to whom the accidents happen? Chance favors only the prepared mind.”
  • Robert Collier
    Robert%20Collier
    “The mere fact that you have obstacles to overcome is in your favor...”
  • Jawaharlal Nehru
    Jawaharlal%20Nehru
    “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.”

Etymology

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

Usage

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
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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.
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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
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