01. Could you do me a [favor], and drop this letter in the mail for me?
02. What is your [favorite] kind of music?
03. The movie has received [favorable] reviews from all the major newspapers.
04. The governor's new tax initiatives are certain to find [favor] with the business community.
05. Could you do me a [favor], and feed our cat while we're in Boise for the weekend?
06. Gertrude exchanged sexual [favors] for a high-paying position in the company.
07. Russia is said to [favor] a negotiated settlement to the conflict in Yugoslavia.
08. One of the salesmen claims that the boss [favors] his nephew, and gives him all the best clients.
09. Barbara Ehrenreich once noted that natural selection, as it has operated in human history, [favors] not only the clever, but the murderous.
10. Cats were the [favorite] animal of the prophet Mohammed.
11. A [favorite] dish of the Aztecs was roast turkey with chocolate gravy.
12. Studies show that fingernails grow faster on the hand you [favor].
13. The current President of the U.S. [favors] capital punishment, so the frequency of executions has increased since he got elected.
14. According to legend, Denmark's flag dropped from the sky as a sign of God's [favor].
15. In the days of the explorers, Tahitian girls exchanged sexual [favors] with sailors for nails, which could easily be bent into fish hooks.
16. A Chinese proverb tells us, "Forget the [favors] you have given; remember those received."
17. A Latin proverb states that fortune [favors] the bold, but abandons the timid.
18. A Spanish proverb remarks that he who asks the fewest [favors] is the best received.
19. The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and [favorable] conditions of work, and to protection against unemployment.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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  • favor — fa vor (f[=a] v[ e]r), n. [Written also favour.] [OF. favor, F. faveur, L. favor, fr. favere to be favorable, cf. Skr. bh[=a]vaya to further, foster, causative of bh[=u] to become, be. Cf. {Be}. In the phrase to curry favor, favor is prob. for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • favor — sustantivo masculino 1. Beneficio o ayuda que se da o se recibe: Te quiero pedir dos favores. Prefiero que no me hagan favores. Ese favor tan grande no te lo podré pagar en la vida. 2. (no contable) Confianza o apoyo recibido de una persona:… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • favor — 1. a favor. Esta locución tiene tres significados diferentes: a) ‘En beneficio o provecho de alguien’. Con este sentido va siempre seguida de un complemento introducido por de (a veces suplido por un posesivo), que expresa la persona que resulta… …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • favor — (Del lat. favor, ōris). 1. m. Ayuda, socorro que se concede a alguien. 2. Honra, beneficio, gracia. 3. privanza. 4. Expresión de agrado que suelen hacer las damas. 5. Cinta, flor u otra cosa semejante dada por una dama a un caballero, y que en… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • favor — [fā′vər] n. [ME favour < OFr < L favor < favere, to favor < IE base * ghow , to perceive > OE ( ofer) gumian, to neglect, Czech hověti, to take precautions (with), spare] 1. friendly or kind regard; good will; approval; liking 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • favor — favor, estar como para hacerle un fa expr. estar sexualmente atractivo. ❙ «No le arriendo la ganancia al pobre chaval. Si la tía no está para algo es para hacerle un favor.» C. Pérez Merinero, Días de guardar. ❙ «La del medio está para hacerle un …   Diccionario del Argot "El Sohez"

  • favor — fa·vor n 1: bias 2: benefit in favor of: to the benefit of a judgment in favor of the defendant in one s favor: to one s benefit …   Law dictionary

  • favor — n boon, largess, *gift, present, gratuity Analogous words: token, *pledge, earnest: concession, *allowance: *honor, homage, deference: benefaction, *donation, contribution favor vb …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • favor — [n] approval, good opinion; help accommodation, account, admiration, aid, approbation, assistance, backing, benediction, benefit, benevolence, benignity, bias, blessing, boon, championship, compliment, consideration, cooperation, courtesy,… …   New thesaurus

  • Favor — Fa vor, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Favored} (f[=a] v[ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Favoring}.] [Written also favour.] [Cf. OF. favorer, favorir. See {Favor}, n.] 1. To regard with kindness; to support; to aid, or to have the disposition to aid, or to wish… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • favor — FAVÓR s.n. v. favoare. Trimis de RACAI, 18.04.2008. Sursa: DEX 98  FAVÓR s.n. v. favoare. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN …   Dicționar Român

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