Quotes of favour

  1. For some years I deserted religion in favour of Marxism. The republic of goodness seemed more attainable than the Kingdom of God. – Lionel Blue
  2. With regard to the ballot, it is worthy of remark that no meeting has been held in favour of Reform at which the ballot has not been strongly insisted upon. – John Bright
  3. John Paul II, above all, managed to contain the huge mass of frustration, of hate that had accumulated in that region, in favour of a peaceful transition. This was, without doubt, something that changed European history. – Rocco Buttiglione
  4. I am rather in favour of dealing with teenage hooliganism. – James Callaghan
  5. There's another way we are getting behind business- by sorting out the banks. Taxpayers bailed you out. Now it's time for you to repay the favour and start lending to Britain's small businesses. – David Cameron
  6. Every time you go to the doctor and get a good report, the odds keep staking more in your favour – Fran Drescher
  7. Everyone is always in favour of general economy and particular expenditure. – Anthony Eden
  8. Those nations have a very great responsibility at this juncture of the world's affairs, for by throwing their joint weight into the scales of history on the right side, they may tip the balance decisively in favour of peace. – Arthur Henderson
  9. If you're so pro -life, do me a favour don't lock arms and block medical clinics. If you're so pro -life, lock arms and block cemeteries. – Bill Hicks
  10. Some people argue that we should limit choice in favour of good local services. My response is simple: why should we assume those two concepts are mutually exclusive? – John Hutton
  11. When the intensity of emotional conviction subsides, a man who is in the habit of reasoning will search for logical grounds in favour of the belief which he finds in himself. – Bertrand Russell
  12. A common creation demands a common sacrifice, and perhaps not the least potent argument in favour of a constructed international language is the fact that it is equally foreign, or apparently so, to the traditions of all nationalities. – Edward Sapir

Usage examples for favour

  1. Having done this he abandoned us in favour of his own breakfast. – Servants of the Guns by Jeffery E. Jeffery
  2. " Saduko," said Zikali, " I pray you tell me, your foster- father, whether it is true, as men say, that you sold your wife, Mameena, to the Prince Umbelazi in order that his favour might fall on you like heavy rain?" – Child of Storm by H. Rider Haggard
  3. Yet there is a favour you could do for me- for us- Major Murray. – The Brightener by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  4. I have a great favour to ask of you, and I have no one to turn to but you. – The Live Corpse by Leo Tolstoy
  5. You are to be thrown in as an extra: a charming neighbour who, as a favour to me, will see that he's all right. – The Brightener by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  6. I have had nothing to say about them that was not wholly in their favour but I have made this disguise to keep them from ever feeling that a too direct use had been made of their kindness, and friendship, for which I am more grateful than it is easy to say. – The Aran Islands by John M. Synge
  7. " I dare say Dora may be wrong," said Mr Harrington; " suppose you were to favour us now." – Amy Herbert by Elizabeth Sewell
  8. The case was decided in his favour and he lived between Hursley and Cheshunt till his death in 1712 in his 86th year. – John Keble's Parishes by Charlotte M Yonge
  9. Time also worked in Radnor's favour in another direction. – Revenge! by by Robert Barr
  10. His face seems turned to favour The attempt. – Hansford: A Tale of Bacon's Rebellion by St. George Tucker
  11. But indeed Jehane won the favour of most. – The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay by Maurice Hewlett
  12. And I was going to ask you a favour – The Inside of the Cup, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  13. While they were being made he died, after having lost his sovereign's favour – A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6) by Leopold von Ranke
  14. I did afterwards alone give him thanks for his favour to me about my Tangier business, which he received kindly, and did speak much of his esteem of me. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  15. Everything was in his favour – The Loom of Youth by Alec Waugh
  16. But there is more than this in favour of Staines. – The Historic Thames by Hilaire Belloc
  17. Dan, I'm goin' to ask you a favour an' a big one; will you do it for me? – The Untamed by Max Brand
  18. That's the only favour I ask. – The Port of Adventure by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  19. My father said that he should not have been inclined to believe the account had not the evidence been so strong in favour of its truth. – The Lily of Leyden by W.H.G. Kingston
  20. That it was very much in favour of Moggs,- in favour of Moggs by five to one, there was no doubt. – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope

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