Usage examples for Favouring

  1. Ah, by whose will was it done that o'er the wide ocean they came, Guided by favouring winds, and wafted by sail and by oar? – Suppliant Maidens and Other Plays by AEschylus
  2. No one suspects the King of desiring the return of Liberals over Tories, or of favouring the Tory programme rather than the Liberal; and this neutrality is the surest guarantee of the continued popularity of the Crown. – The Rise of the Democracy by Joseph Clayton
  3. There can be little doubt that these simple facts had a great influence in actually determining the great currency legislation which closed the century and finally decided England in favour of gold, and France and the United States in favour of a bimetallism strongly favouring silver. – The History of Currency, 1252 to 1896 by William Arthur Shaw
  4. Listen to me: go back to your newspaper, and, between now and to- morrow, prepare a number strongly favouring the Coup d'Etat. – The Fortune of the Rougons by Emile Zola
  5. On the one hand there is the desire to breed the individual to a high degree of efficiency by eugenic selection, favouring good stocks and making the procreation of bad stocks more difficult. – The Task of Social Hygiene by Havelock Ellis
  6. But hereafter he will reap his reward for his courage in favouring revision. – With Zola in England by Ernest Alfred Vizetelly
  7. The skipper resolved to set sail forthwith, and the boys stood watching whilst she shook out her canvas to the favouring breeze, and glided like a white- winged sea bird out from the shelter of the bay and into the wide ocean. – The Secret Chamber at Chad by Evelyn Everett-Green
  8. In right and truth, as they begun, Guide them, with favouring hand, until Thou dost their blameless wish fulfil! – Suppliant Maidens and Other Plays by AEschylus
  9. When, however, by a pure effort of will, he rose above this weakness and looked her full and clear in the face, a new jealousy of himself arose: she stood there so lovely, so attractive, so tenfold womanly in her misery, that he found he must keep a stern watch upon himself, lest interest in her as a woman should trespass on the sphere of simple humanity, wherein with favouring distinction is recognized neither Jew nor Greek, prince nor peasant- not even man or woman, only the one human heart that can love and suffer. – Thomas Wingfold, Curate by George MacDonald
  10. Equally exhilarating was the capricious favouring of the dull and dowdy on occasions when the brilliant and disreputable expected his notice. – The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton