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fay ver

  • n  an act of gracious kindness
  • n  an advantage to the benefit of someone or something
    the outcome was in his favor
  • n  an inclination to approve
    that style is in favor this season
  • n  a feeling of favorable regard
  • n  souvenir consisting of a small gift given to a guest at a party
  • v  promote over another
    he favors his second daughter
  • v  consider as the favorite
    The local team was favored
  • v  treat gently or carefully
  • v  bestow a privilege upon

  • Whether you're one of those Windy City residents who favor Chicago's bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics or you believe the whole project is just ripe for Capone-style corruption .
  • A lopsided 73% favor reinstating the ban on assault weapons that expired recently without being reauthorized.
  • Democrats and Republicans were identically split along partisan lines: 73% of Democrats in favor of the investigation, 75% of Republicans against; 23% percent of Democrats against .
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  • Jeff Sessions in Los Angeles Times
    Sessions said he would not support a nominee "who believes it is acceptable for a judge to allow their personal background, gender, prejudices to sway their decision in favor of, or against, parties before the court."
  • Barack Obama in Bloomberg
    No faith justifies these murderous and craven acts; no just and loving God looks upon them with favor,Obama said.
  • Russ Feingold in Politico
    General Petraeus is clearly qualified for this position and, accordingly, I voted in favor of his confirmation,said Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.), a leading war critic. "But regardless of who is in command, the president's current strategy...

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