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