• Mercy. Supplication, favor. Egyptian
    Mercy. Supplication, favor. Egyptian
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj favored preferred above all others and treated with partiality "the favored child"
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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.
    • Favored Countenanced; aided; regarded with kindness; as, a favored friend.
    • Favored Having a certain favor or appearance; featured; as, well-favored; hard-favored, etc.
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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.
    • favored Featured; looking, etc.: in compounds or phrases: as, a hard-favored man; he is well favored.
    • favored Adorned with a favor; wearing a favor: usually in compounds.
    • favored In organic chemistry, noting that configuration of the atoms or radicals in a compound in which the atoms which have an attraction for each other are brought as close together as possible. Thus of the two configurations for ethylene chlorid, b is said to be a favored configuration because in it the chlorin and hydrogen atoms are nearer together than in adjective
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  • John Dewey
    “Luck, bad if not good, will always be with us. But it has a way of favoring the intelligent and showing its back to the stupid.”
  • Bible
    “Who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor with the Lord.”
  • Robert Collier
    “The mere fact that you have obstacles to overcome is in your favor...”
  • Dean William R. Inge
    “It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion.”
  • Jawaharlal Nehru
    “The man who has gotten everything he wants is all in favor of peace and order.”
  • Immanuel Kant
    “Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest and lawful means. But seek the testimony of few; and number not voices, but weigh them.”


In literature:

Only Jack found favor with the court, and that favor was purchased by perjury.
"History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880. Vol 1" by George W. Williams
Moreover, embarrassing questions would have arisen under the favored-nation clauses of treaties with other nations.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by Grover Cleveland
There were two hostile parties in the field, one in favor of Frederic of Austria, the other in favor of Louis of Bavaria.
"The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power" by John S. C. Abbott
Charles showed his favor by raising Mantua to the rank of a Duchy.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
I was honored yesterday with your favor of the 5th instant, on the subject of prisoners, and particularly Lieutenant Governor Hamilton.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
The Marquis de la Fayette is out of favor with the court, but high in favor with the nation.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
The first measure would be to reduce them to an equal footing only with other banks, as to the favors of the government.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
What forces favored the heavy importation of slaves?
"History of the United States" by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
For a time she was quiet and seemed to favor Richelieu, but she soon captivated one of his ministers, the Marquis of Chateauneuf.
"Women of Modern France" by Hugo P. Thieme
Distant ties bound her to the Troisville family, and it was to them that she sent Emile, her favored son.
"Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z" by Anatole Cerfberr and Jules François Christophe
And yet, you who read must spread some personal sail and bring some gale of favoring interest all your own, to carry you across.
"The President" by Alfred Henry Lewis
The paper was received with great favor, and many asked for its publication.
"Modern Skepticism: A Journey Through the Land of Doubt and Back Again" by Joseph Barker
The lease system was adopted in Georgia in 1869, both Democrats and Republicans favoring it.
"Twentieth Century Negro Literature" by Various
Come, let us reckon up the chances in its favor.
"The Vicomte de Bragelonne" by Alexandre Dumas
Encouraged by these favorable appearances, petitions against the church were framed in different parts of the kingdom.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part E. From Charles I. to Cromwell" by David Hume
He then asked her opinion of his act, taking it for granted that it would be favorable.
"The Catholic World. Volume II; Numbers 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12." by E. Rameur
Health, energy, the beauty of noonday woods and of sunlit clouds are conditioned on the favor of nature.
"The Principles of Economics" by Frank A. Fetter
The weather isn't favorable, either.
"The Iron Ration" by George Abel Schreiner
But compare these with the advantage of this Form in favor of the rights of the people, in favor of human nature.
"The Journal of the Debates in the Convention which Framed the Constitution of the United States" by James Madison
The sea gave a favoring breeze.
"Wigwam and War-path; Or the Royal Chief in Chains" by A. B. (Alfred Benjamin) Meacham

In poetry:

"And more,"
They said, "that He above would have men know
That He doth love them, whoso will repent,
To that man he is favorable, yea,
Will be his loving Lord."
"A Story Of Doom: Book III." by Jean Ingelow
Nor bounds, nor clime, nor creed thou know'st,
Wide as our need thy favors fall;
The white wings of the Holy Ghost
Stoop, seen or unseen, o'er the heads of all.
"The Shadow And The Light" by John Greenleaf Whittier
On Saturday he wrote proposing marriage,
And closed, imploring that she be not cruel,
"Your favorable answer will oblige,
Madam, your humble servant, Samuel Sewall."
"Samuel Sewall" by Anthony Hecht
'Tis Christ that wrought this work for me,
My faithful Savior,
Whom Thou hast made mine eyes to see
By Thy favor.
Now I know He is my Life,
My Help in need and dying.
"In Peace and Joy I Now Depart" by Martin Luther
O wondrous mother! since the dawn of time
Was ever love, was ever grief, like thine?
O highly favored in thy joy's deep flow,
And favored, even in this, thy bitterest woe!
""Mary At The Cross"" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
O highly favored thou in many an hour
Spent in lone musings with thy wondrous Son,
When thou didst gaze into that glorious eye,
And hold that mighty hand within thine own.
""Mary At The Cross"" by Harriet Beecher Stowe

In news:

A top partner at Kohlberg & Co. Is quitting the fray as the private-equity firm — which once shunned big buyouts in favor of smaller deals — looks to become a more aggressive player, The Post has learned.
One of Birk 's Ravens teammates, linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo, has spoken recently in favor of gay marriage, drawing the ire of a Maryland legislator but support from Vikings punter Chris Kluwe and others.
Among his favored subjects were early misty mornings, sunlit fields of bluebonnets , cactus in bloom, dusty roads and South Texas brush country.
The woman says managers routinely made inappropriate comments, including asking female employees for sexual favors.
Do yourself a favor – buy the best beef you can afford.
Cornersville's board of mayor and aldermen voted 4-1 in favor of annexing 1,880 acres when they met last week.
Isn't He Clever Favored in Borderland Derby.
In the Brazilian Amazon the locals favor a thick red juice that tastes best when it's served in a wooden bowl.
WGN-TV poll shows 45 percent in favor, 45 percent opposed.
According to the latest poll, 44% of adult Americans say they prefer Obama's plan while 43% say they favor Wisconsin Rep Paul Ryan's budget.
Justice O'Connor, who favored Thursday's ruling, wrote the 1989 decision upholding a state's right to execute mentally retarded killers.
A former prison executioner and an ex-warden will speak at a Riverside Catholic church Tuesday, Oct 23, in opposition to the death penalty and in favor of Prop 34.
When Republican Mitt Romney visits London for a pair of fundraisers Thursday and heads to another next week in Jerusalem, he will seek to tap a growing donor bloc that has so far favored President Barack Obama: the American expatriate .
Mao (at right in photos) had Po Ku removed from the original photograph after he fell out of favor.
Laser Light Show Grants Fall Flat in Favor of Fireworks.

In science:

If the field is then reversed, it may be more favorable for the system to jump over a smaller barrier to another minimum C rather than return to A.
Random Field Ising Model
Besides the non-trivial fact that a well defined quantization of such an algebra was constructed [15, 16, 17, 18], these variables have in their favor the fact that they are well adapted to the constraints.
On the structure of the space of generalized connections
Within a run of positively magnetized blocks of length 1 in macro scale, the ferromagnetic interaction will favor the persistence of blocks positively magnetized.
One-dimensional random field Kac's model: localization of the phases
Therefore, one important element in favor of massive star progenitor would be the evidence of strong dust extinction.
Absorption in Gamma Ray Burst afterglows
Indeed, the non detection of the ∼ 60% of X-ray afterglows at optical wavelengths (dark GRB), favors this hypothesis.
Absorption in Gamma Ray Burst afterglows
In summary, starting from the identification of proposed 1/f spectral fluctuations in quantum chaos numerical evidence was given in favor of random walk behavior for the level-spacings.
Quantum correlations from Brownian diffusion of chaotic level-spacings
The result favors to the interpretation of νK = νSAW .
Distribution of the distance between opposite nodes of random polygons with a fixed knot
It was also argued in that the state Ψ(A) = δ(F ) can not correspond to a flat metric vacuum because it does not favor any particular value of the operator ˆE .
Flat Spacetime Vacuum in Loop Quantum Gravity
In Refs. [1, 10] it was reported that the pairing phenomenon seems favored simply as a consequence of the two-body nature of the interaction.
Patterns of the ground states in the presence of random interactions: nucleon systems
In general, there is no favoring for either positive parity or negative parity in the ground states of odd mass nuclei and doubly odd nuclei in the presence of random interactions.
Patterns of the ground states in the presence of random interactions: nucleon systems
It would be very interesting to investigate the origin of the large difference for P (0) for positive and negative parity states, i.e., why the 0− is not favored in the ground states.
Patterns of the ground states in the presence of random interactions: nucleon systems
As is the case for an odd number of bosons with spin l , spin I = 0 is not a sufficient condition to be favored in the ground states of a manybody system in the presence of the random interactions.
Patterns of the ground states in the presence of random interactions: nucleon systems
For odd-odd nuclei in this section we consider the ground states with I = 1 (most favored) and I = 0 states.
Patterns of the ground states in the presence of random interactions: nucleon systems
The average value of PM for a TBRE Hamiltonian and the corresponding geometric value are very close for the p shell, indicating that α-clustering correlation is not favored by random interactions.
Patterns of the ground states in the presence of random interactions: nucleon systems
Our calculations on 8Be and 20Ne showed that the α-clustering structure is not favored by a pure TBRE Hamiltonian.
Patterns of the ground states in the presence of random interactions: nucleon systems