• FromMy Book of Favourite Fairy Tales
    FromMy Book of Favourite Fairy Tales
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n favouritism unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice
    • n favouritism an inclination to favor some person or group
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Favouritism the practice of showing partiality
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—L. favorfavēre, to favour, befriend.


In literature:

She was rather a favourite at The Woodlands, for she had few sharp angles and possessed a fair share of tact.
"For the Sake of the School" by Angela Brazil
It was one of her favourites.
"Christie Redfern's Troubles" by Margaret Robertson
This second excursion was to be to a more distant place, where were some favourite feeding grounds of wild geese.
"Three Boys in the Wild North Land" by Egerton Ryerson Young
This fish feeding was a very favourite amusement with those who frequented the garden.
"Recollections of Old Liverpool" by A Nonagenarian
Hajji is noticed by the grand vizier, and is the means of gratifying that minister's favourite passion.
"The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan" by James Morier
Major Denham lost a favourite dog, which was captured and eaten.
"Great African Travellers" by W.H.G. Kingston
Turnus and the fierce Mezentius were Drake's favourites.
"Captain Mugford" by W.H.G. Kingston
It was during a painful march through the desert with one of the caravans, that a favourite she-camel foaled.
"The Pacha of Many Tales" by Frederick Marryat
The two brother volumes remained favourites during an interval of twenty years.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
The favourite style of arrows, however, seldom had a point broader in diameter than the stick of the arrow.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Armstrong was never a favourite.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
With two of the ladies of the family he was a great favourite, and used to romp with them to his heart's content.
"Stories of Animal Sagacity" by W.H.G. Kingston
The rivalry of collectors and the high prices which rare or favourite autographs realize have naturally given encouragement to the forger.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
This makes it a favourite form of fencing for railroads and along highways.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
The conquest or the ruin of Holland had long been one of the favourite projects of Louis the Fourteenth.
"Political Women, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by Sutherland Menzies
Also her favourite saint, St. Margaret, had done this once when in danger.
"The Red True Story Book" by Various
My favourite reading was Shelley, my composer among composers, Wagner.
"Ivory Apes and Peacocks" by James Huneker
They were either their favourite ones, or have originated with themselves.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
Bishop's Thumb was originally called Bishop's Tongue, It was a favourite in 1690, and is still a favourite.
"The Book of Pears and Plums" by Edward Bartrum
Here again he soon became the favourite and musical hero of society.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various

In poetry:

A sneer would play on his martial phiz,
Superior birth to show;
"Pish!" was a favourite word of his,
And he often said "Ho! ho!"
"General John" by William Schwenck Gilbert
AY, screen thy favourite dove, fair child,
Ay, screen it if you may,--
Yet I misdoubt thy trembling hand
Will scare the hawk away.
"A Child Screening A Dove From A Hawk." by Letitia Elizabeth Landon
His money-position was queer,
And one of his favourite freaks
Was to hide himself three times a year,
In Paris, for several weeks.
"Lorenzo De Lardy" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Oh, how I have long'd to see my old father
And my mother dearer than all;
And my favourite dog Charlie
That wont to come at my call.
"The Irish Convict's Return" by William Topaz McGonagall
Cecilia liv'd on Thames's bank,
A young and lovely married fair;
To creatures kind of every rank,
A favourite Swan had own'd her care.
"The Swan" by William Hayley
But with what grief the sound she heard;
How pants her heart with dread,
As she beholds her favourite bird
Now fluttering o'er her head.
"The Halcyon" by William Hayley

In news:

Bay gelding has firmed to second favourite while More Joyous has eased from $1.60 to $2.
Hamilton's Andrew Stroud is one of the favourites to win the major titles this summer.
Amaze your friends with this delicious seasonal dessert packed with blueberries - everyone's favourite superfood.
The village of Gimmelwald, high in the Swiss Alps, is one of Rick Steves' all-time favourite European destinations.
Brown favourite to take out Taupo half ironman.
Six wines to take to your favourite restaurant.
Ivory Coast underlined their status as African Nations Cup favourites by overpowering Austria 3-0 in Wednesday's friendly internationals.
Commissioner Mark Cohon already picking centennial as favourite.
The Star Trek obsession is still alive and well across the world, and devoted Trekkers showed their love by dressing up as their favourite characters to meet a few of their heros at the Destination Star Trek London convention on Friday.
The Herald continues a series in which prominent Aucklanders from different backgrounds nominate their favourite buildings built since 2000.
Da Bears' all-time favourite coach will miss weekend TV commitments to recover.
McCarthy among favourites to replace Coyle at Bolton .
Steve Bond 's favourite Wheels moment.
Chinese buy their favourite Bordeaux by the vineyard.
Stella Luna boutique a favourite destination of stylists: Stealth Shopper.

In science:

In plain words one of the following three possibilities can occur at each step of the walk: Either the currently occupied site is not favourite and K remains unchanged.
No more than three favourite sites for simple random walk
Bass and Griffin (1985) prove that almost surely, the set of favourites is transient.
No more than three favourite sites for simple random walk
In T´oth and Werner (1997) a similar result was proved for the set of favourite edges rather than favourite sites.
No more than three favourite sites for simple random walk
It is left to the user to select her/his favourite model.
MC generators in CHORUS
L∗ (n) is the maximum of the local times (for a given instant n), Fn is the set of all the favourite sites and Yn is the size of the interval where the walk spends more than a half of its time.
Almost sure estimates for the concentration neighborhood of Sinai's walk
L∗ (n) is the maximum of the local times (for a given instant n), Fn is the set of all the favourite sites and k∗ the smallest favorite site.
Sinai's walk: a statistical aspect
It may help to think of decomposing and isotoping the tree structures such that all the discs are complex linear embeddings in our favourite coordinate neighbourhoods of N .
An invariant of link cobordisms from symplectic Khovanov homology
Any user may choose its favourite modeling language and the known best solving technology for a given problem provided that the transformation between languages is implemented. – It may be easy to create a collection of benchmarks for a given language from different source languages.
Using ATL to define advanced and flexible constraint model transformations
An exact definition of the systematic measurement errors is necessary to select a favourite from the remaining models.
Comparison of hadron shower data with simulations
Using AppPot, a user can install its favourite plotting library and its dependencies (e.g., Python 2.7 with Matplotlib ) and run the postprocessing plotting step as a regular computational job.
Batch-oriented software appliances
Returning to our favourite example, P´olya’s urn, we see that the phenomenon is real: the ratio between the weights of the two edges has no first moment.
Reinforced random walk
Note that by [9, Proof of Corollary 6.5.5] there is a unique conjugacy class of subgroups of G isomorphic to A8 , and recalling that G has a unique conjugacy class of subgroups isomorphic to C3 × C3 we may safely choose P < G′ as our favourite defect group of A.
Brou\'e's abelian defect group conjecture for the sporadic simple Janko group J_4 revisited
Assuming that this is the important information that the experiment provides, you adjust the normalization of your favourite power spectrum to match this number.
Quoting Experimental Information
In fact, for T > Tc , we observe a preference for the walker to escape from the potential well, i.e. the favourite configurations are those which end far away from the boundary.
Random Walk with a Boundary Line as a Free Massive Boson with a Defect Line
On the contrary, for T < Tc the favourite configurations are those approaching the boundary with a low probability to escape.
Random Walk with a Boundary Line as a Free Massive Boson with a Defect Line