Phrases with "favoured"

Benjamin Disraeli The favoured female is, to all intents and purposes, the wife of the monarch, and shares everything except his throne. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Wilkie Collins Accident favoured him strangely, everything was discovered — literally everything — and I was contemptuously dismissed the house. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

While Clarissa was pondering on that perplexing question, how she was to see her brother frequently without Mr. Granger’s knowledge, fortune had favoured her in a manner she had never anticipated. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Robert Louis Stevenson He had, indeed, raised “Finer O’ Them;” but it seemed that no one else had been favoured with a like success. Memories and Portraits by Robert Louis Stevenson

Fortune favoured him once more. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

But Fortune favoured me — as it seemed to have favoured us throughout. The Key of the Church by Ellen Wood [1875]

George Meredith She was of an age to be maidenly romantic: our situation favoured it. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Anne Bronte Soon after tea, Mary Ann went to bed, but Tom favoured us with his company and conversation till eight. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte [1847]

Anthony Trollope But I am inclined to think that he never again favoured any of his friends with such a sight. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Oliver Goldsmith As his address, though confident, was easy, we soon became more familiar; and perceiving musical instruments lying near, he begged to be favoured with a song. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

George Gissing Gammon knew of the design and strongly favoured it, for he was annoyed by Mrs. Clover’s false position; he wished her to be proclaimed a widow, without the necessity of disagreeable revelations. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

H. G. Wells West says he favoured a few willing boys with his instructions and let the rest drift. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Her own family favoured the Field Artillery, which, to be sure, was Royal, too, although this was not insisted upon. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Poor Gabriel Harvey, writing in the year in which the Shepherd’s Calendar came out, contrasts his own less favoured lot, and his ill-repaid poetical efforts, with Colin Clout’s good luck. Spenser by R. W. Church [1879]

Edith Wharton It was clear, however, that she had found her sole hope of escape lay in gaining the friendship of one of the more favoured nuns. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Henry Kingsley Marston was expecting her to broach to every moment during this long five minutes, but fortune favoured them. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

However, we were never favoured with a personal visit from the lot, although the next station was. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

William Makepeace Thackeray As the reader knows already my history, I will not take the trouble to repeat it here, or to give the additions with which I favoured my comrade in misfortune. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

Sir Walter Scott As is the usual way of the world, the applause and attention even of those whose wishes had favoured Lord Evandale, were, upon his decisive discomfiture, transferred to his triumphant rival. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Paris soon dropped out of fashion as being too near home; Nurnberg, Seville, and Salonica became more favoured as planting-out grounds for the personnel of not only weekly but daily papers as well. Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

Walter Scott These opportunities were favoured by Albert’s departure from Woodstock the very day after his arrival. Woodstock by Walter Scott [1855]

Margaret Oliphant Christmas, that season of mirth! There was the usual number of parties, at all of which Lord Erradeen was a favoured guest, and allowed himself to be exhibited as Miss Herbert’s thrall. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Wilkie Collins After waiting a day, and satisfying himself that his chief officer attended to the service of the ship as devotedly as ever, he favoured me, in private, with invaluable advice. The First Officer’s Confession by Wilkie Collins [1887]

H. G. Wells How rarely do even such favoured ones as we are get an hour so smooth and crystalline as this! The stillness! The chief fault I have with living is the way life rushes us about. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

The Day of Rest has always been a favoured one for the safe-blower and breakers-in of offices. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

Walter Scott How to avail himself of such a meeting he knew not; but chance favoured him more than he could have expected. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

H. G. Wells The white additions to these columns indicate the additional weight and height of the more favoured classes at the same ages. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

But all we got, however, was three dry thunderstorms and a few drops of rain, which fell upon us en route to some more favoured land. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

In this case the gradual acquirement at an earlier and earlier age of the adult structure would be favoured by natural selection; and all traces of former metamorphoses would finally be lost. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Henry James Our two young women had plenty of duties, but Olive had never favoured the custom of running in and out. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

E. Phillips Oppenheim At last fortune favoured them. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Charles Dickens We have been favoured with an outline of its probable provisions. Contributions to All the Year Round by Charles Dickens [1859]

It was only a venture: but a certain slice of luck, that need not be recorded here, favoured him, and he got on beyond his best expectations. Getting Away by Ellen Wood [1871]

Locke was well known as an adherent of Shaftesbury, and Shaftesbury had long and ardently favoured Monmouth’s pretensions. Locke by Thomas Fowler [1880]

George Meredith In fine, he favoured Peterborough with a lesson in worldly views. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

The evening was well advanced before he favoured me with his attentions. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Charles Dickens He favoured the establishment of convents in several parts of London. He was delighted to have the streets, and even the court itself, filled with Monks and Friars in the habits of their orders. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

The favoured countries of the south will throw off the iron yoke of servitude; poverty will quit us, and with that, sickness. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

A light breeze favoured our purpose, and it was with great delight that we neared the fragrant land, and saw our anchor go down in the bay of Satalieh, within two or three hundred yards of the shore. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

He brooded a little and then announced that he favoured the plan. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Sir Walter Scott Hence it is plain, that a soldier is a profession peculiarly favoured by Heaven, seeing that we may hope for salvation, although we daily commit actions of so great violence. A Legend of Montrose by Sir Walter Scott [1819]

Bram Stoker The sage, who was fond of his wife — who was a comely woman, whereas Kelley’s was ill favoured and devoid of charms — naturally demurred at such an utterance even of occult spirits. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Andrew Lang Let the binder clothe an early Rabelais or Marot in the style favoured by Grolier, in leather tooled with geometrical patterns. The Library by Andrew Lang

Benjamin Disraeli Circumstances, which we shall relate, had already occurred, which confirmed the suspicion he had long entertained that Arundel Dacre was his favoured rival. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

You favoured me earlier in the day with a rather cryptic phrase about yourself. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Arthur Morrison For a little while he favoured the plan of setting the box against the threshold, knocking, and running off. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

Jack London To give point to unending pursuit of the leader, Mit-sah favoured him over the other dogs. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Consequently they must be subjected to occasional hard struggles for existence, and the favoured individuals will alone survive. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Henry James Henrietta Stackpole, it may well be imagined, was more punctual, and Isabel was largely favoured with the society of her friend. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Henry James She watched his attempts to wind himself up on the subject of shorthorns and drainage, and she favoured to the utmost of her ability his intermittent disposition to make a figure in orchids. The Marriages by Henry James [1891]

Continental travel, anywhere away from the great tourist tracks, was a favoured hobby with Lady Barbara, and Lester joined her as often as possible. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

If he were absolutely obliged to take a part, he favoured the stronger, always, however, with a reserve, and an endeavour to show the other that he was not willingly his enemy. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

H. G. Wells All the conditions of his life favoured the formation of still-larger communities and still-closer interdependence. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Richard Burton The citizens of Al-Madinah are a favoured race, although the city is not, like Meccah, the grand mart of the Moslem world or the meeting-place of nations. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

William Godwin This was enough: James naturally became interested in the misfortune, attached himself to Carr, and even favoured him again and again with a royal visit during his cure. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Anthony Trollope To the ladies of the house he never wrote at all, though Lady Sarah favoured him with a periodical quarterly letter. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Anthony Trollope The Duke made another little bow, and in a moment was speaking a word of condescension to some other favoured individual. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope He could not make up his mind whether or no Mr. Slope was in truth a favoured rival. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Not being able to find us there, would they try higher up? Fortune, however, favoured us. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Charles Dickens Certain people who have a talent for dreaming fortunately, are much sought after; and there are some priests who are constantly favoured with visions of the lucky numbers. Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens [1846]

H. G. Wells The Upper-world people might once have been the favoured aristocracy, and the Morlocks their mechanical servants: but that had long since passed away. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

Charles Dickens It was a lovely evening; and, as his crew lay grouped about him, he favoured them with the following melody: O landsmen are folly! O pirates are jolly! O diddleum Dolly, Di! CHORUS. — Heave yo. A Holiday Romance by Charles Dickens [1868]

Olaf Stapledon The great majority in the two empires consisted of minds in which the darkness and the light were still equally balanced, but upon which the impact of circumstance overwhelmingly favoured darkness. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

A clear air favoured the kindling of the stars. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Jack London He favoured me with a vicious stare. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Fortune favoured me, for I had scarcely arrived at this decision before the chief engineer, whose cabin looked out over the deck, turned on his electric light. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

Why else should she have so hated his Eminence’s very much favoured niece, Madame de Combalet? “But to return to that which concerns my dear sister. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

Florence Dixie Without doubt there are wild countries more favoured by Nature in many ways. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

You may think that this state of forced idleness favoured some advance in the fortunes of Almayer and his daughter. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

Charles Dickens At the same time, we regret to add that the statement of our error, with which you have favoured us, has led to a very unexpected discovery. No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens [1867]

Anthony Trollope There it was in his hand, and he looked as thoroughly disgusted as though he were quite sure that it contained all the rhapsodies of a favoured lover. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

E. F. Benson The fête, favoured by brilliant weather and special trains from Worcester and Gloucester and Birmingham, had been a colossal success. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Jack London But she divined the mockery in Wolf Larsen’s words, and again favoured me with a sympathetic glance. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Robert Louis Stevenson It fell in the days of old, as the men of Taiárapu tell, A youth went forth to the fishing, and fortune favoured him well. Ballads by Robert Louis Stevenson

Charles Dickens Master Humphrey has been favoured with the following letter written on strongly-scented paper, and sealed in light-blue wax with the representation of two very plump doves interchanging beaks. Master Humphrey’s Clock by Charles Dickens [1840]

Andrew Lang This state of things went on for some weeks, then at last chance favoured him. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Sir Walter Scott Finding himself overpowered, the Jester at length threw himself from his horse, plunged into the thicket, and, favoured by the general confusion, escaped from the scene of action. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

For different reasons most of our countrymen favoured the South, but he appealed for British sympathy for the other side, on the ground that no true Briton could abet slavery. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Frederick Marryat We may leave the reader to suppose that Edward, Chaloner, and Grenville were among the most favoured of those in his train. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

Robert Louis Stevenson There were few with whom he unbent so gladly, few whom he favoured with so many pleasantries. The Weir of Hermiston by Robert Louis Stevenson

John Galsworthy Fleur’s acuteness had long perceived a difference which favoured her father. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

In the look with which he favoured me there was something which certainly was not altogether friendly. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Sir Walter Scott For the same reason she had urged their reconciliation, which the Chieftain the more readily agreed to as it favoured some ulterior projects of his own. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

Anthony Trollope We understand that Mr Grey will apply for the Chiltern Hundreds at the end of March, and that the election will take place in April. No candidates will appear as favoured from hence. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Fortune favoured them, and they made their hay while the sun shone with an energy that had never been surpassed, improving upon Fortune, till their natural enemies waxed impatient. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

The mist had favoured the enemy, and his bombardment had been terrific, especially the gas shells. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Anthony Trollope Among other things absentee clergymen have been favoured with hints much too strong to be overlooked. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells Here and there, however, neat rows of bramble standards and apple trees with whitewashed stems, intersected the fields, and at places groups of gigantic teazles reared their favoured spikes. A Story of the Days To Come by H. G. Wells [1897]

Charles Dickens Henry the Eighth has been favoured by some Protestant writers, because the Reformation was achieved in his time. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Wilkie Collins To crown all, the captain favoured me with another offering from his stores of good advice: ‘The art of making love, my friend, has one great merit — it succeeds by simple means. The First Officer’s Confession by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Charles Dickens I could only repeat my rather snappish “O!” and ask if I might be favoured with the last communication. The Haunted House by Charles Dickens [1859]

Some favoured hanging, some thought that it would do him good to appear in a suit of tar and feathers. Fantastic Fables by Ambrose Bierce

George Gissing The Church favoured a union which had been sanctified by the oblation and the blessing, but no ecclesiastical law imposed this ceremony. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

George Meredith Owain had never favoured her project; he could not now perceive the special dangers Chillon would be exposed to in her separation from him. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

The duke received her, when she came in obedience to his summons, in his own particular and favoured room, to which she was conducted by a private staircase. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

Benjamin Disraeli Beckendorff became the constant and favoured counsellor of the French Emperor. It was chiefly by his exertions that the celebrated Confederation of the Rhine was carried into effect. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

It was hopeless to think that he could maintain the imposture which, favoured by the darkness and confusion, he had hitherto successfully attempted. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Anthony Trollope Fishknife had been favoured by such a series of accidents that the whole affair had been a miracle. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Arnold Bennett He happened to be fixed at the end of the table, with his back to the window, and there was a vacant chair on either side of him; this situation favoured the hope of his high rank. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Henry James The writer might go down to his grave: she was the person in the world to whom — as if she had been his favoured heir — his continued existence was least of a need. The Figure in the Carpet by Henry James [1896]

Olaf Stapledon Danger favoured the dictatorship of one man and the dominance of a disciplined and militarized party. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Thomas Hardy In a day or two it was declared that everything favoured his recovery, notwithstanding the severity of his injuries. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

Tobias Smolle Some of those who favoured the pretensions of the Whig candidate, were of opinion, that he ought to be punished for his presumption, in reflecting so scurrilously on ministers and measures. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

Walter Scott This was her favoured fairy realm, and here she erected her aerial palaces. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

You will at least acknowledge that the piece of acting she favoured us with just now was superb. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Ford Madox Ford A state of war obviously favoured the coming to the top of all kinds of devious stormy petrels; that was inevitable and could not be helped. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

His amazement, however, was turned into admiration later in the day when Mr. O’Riley favoured him with an exposition of the gentle art of horse-breaking. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

I hope I shall soon be favoured with his directions as to what to do with the money. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

He laughingly replied he did not know, but he hoped he might be favoured with better crops if he did so. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Anthony Trollope Arabella when she regained her room thought that upon the whole fortune had favoured her by throwing her aunt in her way. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith Adela was Wilfrid’s favoured correspondent. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

H. G. Wells The moon was just entering upon its second quarter; the weather all over the Northern Hemisphere was warm and serene, and everything favoured this offensive. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Anthony Trollope You have been taught how He chose the Israelites as an especial people — how He loved and favoured them: as long as they were faithful and obedient He never deserted them. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

Frances Hodgson Burnett An athletic and particularly well favoured young actor who shared her thrills of elation seemed to permeate the atmosphere about her. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

John Lewis Burckhard Tripoli stands in one of the most favoured spots in all Syria; as the maritime plain and neighbouring mountains place every variety of climate within a short distance of the inhabitants. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

George Gissing The portrait had been taken in London between Lilian’s return from Paris and her arrival at Polterham. Glazzard was one of the few favoured people who received a copy. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

D. H. Lawrence They were the superior type all, favoured by the landlady, who loved intellectual discussion. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Ann Radcliffe His heart was, however, too noble to suffer his zeal for Theodore to abate because he was his favoured rival, and his mind too strong not to conceal the anguish this certainty occasioned. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Jules Verne The lagoon was the first to freeze over; large whitish-grey patches appeared here and there, signs of a hard frost setting in, favoured by the calmness of the atmosphere. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

The two women favoured him, anyhow; and they kept the secret from James Halliday, who was a regular upstraight-and-downright kind of fellow, as proud as any lord in his own way. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Bram Stoker Lady Doughty, despite her dread of her nephew’s habits, had a warm regard for him, and could be relied upon to plead his cause; and in a short time circumstances unexpectedly favoured him. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Rudyard Kipling O wings that beat at dawning, ye return  Out of the desert to your young at eve! Death favoured me from the first, well knowing I could not endure  To wait on him day by day. The Years Between by Rudyard Kipling [1919]

E. F. Benson Luck, however, favoured me, and before long I struck the track by the river, and an hour afterwards reached the lodge. Between the Lights by E. F. Benson

Rudyard Kipling Armed with many sovereigns, John Hay, in the thirty-fifth year of his age, set forth on his travels, two voices bearing him company from Dover as he sailed to Calais. Fortune favoured him. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Jules Verne Even if we admit that fortune has favoured him, he can scarcely have reached America. I think he will be at least twenty days behind-hand, and that Lord Albemarle will lose a cool five thousand. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

Marjorie Bowen She had even favoured his respectful wooing (so gossip said) until Claude had appeared, with bolder methods and his vivid good looks and his lavish purse. The Fair Hair of Ambrosine by Marjorie Bowen

Yet when the promised month had elapsed, he did not defer his journey a single day: already had he engaged his passage at Harwich. A fair wind favoured his immediate departure. Lodore by Mary Shelley

George Meredith What can it be? I am favoured by fortune from my birth until I enter into relations with women. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

G. K. Chesterton Lord Palmerston, though actually known by the nick-name of Cupid, did not attract the attention of such ladies as he favoured by transfixing their Victorian bonnets in this airy fashion. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Samuel Johnson Philips was now favoured by Addison and by Addison’s companions, who were very willing to push him into reputation. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

Leslie Stephen The favoured faculty never doubted its own qualification for supremacy in every department. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

The princess wears her hair precisely as it is still worn in Nubia, and her necklace of cabochon drops is of a pattern much favoured by the modern Ghawâzi. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Edward turned to the right, and went towards Holborn. Accident favoured him. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

The men whom North favoured were selected as special subjects for harshness, and for a prisoner to be seen talking to the clergyman was sufficient to ensure for him a series of tyrannies. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Anthony Trollope What did she say?” “Well, she said but little; and a man should never boast that a lady has favoured him. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope He added a most piteous entreaty that he might be favoured with an answer that evening, for which he would return. The Warden by Anthony Trollope

Jules Verne The hunters set off in the direction of Cape Washington, and the hard snow so favoured their march, that in three hours they had gone fifteen miles, Duk jumping and barking beside them all the way. The Field of Ice by Jules Verne

Miles Franklin Mr Hawden favoured us by rendering “The Holy City”. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

H. Rider Haggard When he came to Angela, he favoured her with a tender pressure of the fingers and an elaborate and high-flown speech of welcome, both of which were inexpressibly disagreeable to her. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

She favoured her daughter by an exhaustive answer, full of names and enriched by side comments upon the ravages of time as observed in the alteration of human countenances. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Thomas Hardy Tess hoped for some accident that might favour her, but nothing favoured her. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Gradations of structure, with each stage beneficial to a changing species, will be favoured only under certain peculiar conditions. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Anthony Trollope He had been once at Carlton Gardens since the season had commenced, and the lady had favoured him with her sweetest smile. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing But it was time that chance favoured him, and his interview with Miss Nunn came about in a way he could not have foreseen. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Wilkie Collins But even when we were alone, and when I asked about Zilla, I was only favoured with a very brief reply. The Devil’s Spectacles by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Halsey, who had favoured the other aspirant, was a merchant, and had nothing in the world to do but annoy the collector. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

He had been favoured by luck, of course; he acknowledged that freely. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Charles Dickens Now, too, the fire took fresh courage, favoured by the lively wind the dance awakened, and burnt clear and high. The Battle of Life by Charles Dickens [1846]

Elkanah says to his wife, “Am not I better unto thee than ten sons?” As though he favoured her more for that which she thought herself despised. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

George Meredith His desire for it, and his urgency to have the features exactly given, besides the infrequency of his visits of late, when a favoured gentleman was present, were the betraying signs. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Joseph Furphy I favoured the river a lot; but I bethought me o’ where this dead-wood fence had bin burnt, to git it out o’ our road, before the grass got dry. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Wilkie Collins Who could this favoured male visitor possibly be? Almost as soon as I asked myself the question, the answer occurred to me. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Once let them cross the border, once let them set their defiling feet on any part of this most favoured State and their days, nay, their very hours, were numbered. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

David Hume All doctrines are to be suspected, which are favoured by our passions. Of the Immortality of the Soul by David Hume [1777]

T. E. Lawrence Sir Archibald Murray realized with a sudden shock that more Turkish troops were fighting the Arabs than were fighting him, and began to remember how he had always favoured the Arab revolt. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Robert Louis Stevenson Into these last two they did not enter, but merely glanced from without; and Alick had no doubt that he was personally favoured in this escape. The Amateur Emigrant by Robert Louis Stevenson

Theodore Dreiser Some of the more favoured of his friends whom he had invited began to roll up in carriages now. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

George Gissing The clergy were mute on the subject, even with the most favoured of their flock. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Charles Dickens As the boat so favoured is usually in a rough plight, and mostly under water, so, Sydney had a swamped life of it. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Henry Kingsley What follows is an extract which I have been favoured with from his private journal. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Wilkie Collins The clerk, observing my bewilderment, favoured me with the result of his own observation of the stranger who was waiting downstairs. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

H. G. Wells Fortune favoured Mr. Magnet with a beautiful day, and the excursion was bright and successful from the outset. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

That straggling old house, with no less than four doors of entrance, favoured the alarms of her imagination. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

A few, however, got off, and then it was generally considered Mason had worked the miracle by ways that were not supposed, in general, to be favoured by the legal profession. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

For once, Fortune favoured her. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Rudyard Kipling He favoured no one — not even when the company sloven pulled the company cricket-match out of the fire with an unexpected forty-three at the last moment. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Charles Dickens Having got Earl Godwin and his six sons well out of his way, the King favoured the Normans more than ever. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Jack London He favoured me with a quizzical smile. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Rudyard Kipling You could have eaten your dinner almost anywhere off the swept dry ground, for the steep slopes favoured draining, there was no lack of timber, and there was unlimited labour. France at War by Rudyard Kipling [1915]

Algernon Blackwood The deer, dog, or whatever it was that had twice favoured us with a visit in the night, had confined its attentions to these two tents. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Caroline Lamb Lord Glenarvon was now a favoured guest at the castle. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Jeremy Bentham The relation which has a name, is that which is borne by the party favoured to the party bound: that which is borne by the party bound to the party favoured, has not any. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Rudyard Kipling He favoured us with a lecture on uniform, deportment, and the urgent necessity of answering signals from a senior ship. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

Finding himself unable to “size up” this man, he was inclined to credit him with extraordinary powers of penetration, which, it seemed to him, would be favoured by silence. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

As the reader has seen, Aph–Lin had not favoured my general and unrestricted intercourse with his countrywomen. The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1871]

Benjamin Disraeli He was the great point of interest in ‘The Universe,’ and ‘The New World’ favoured the old one with weekly articles on his character and conduct. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

One favoured subject of discourse was that of “race,” upon which she was very diffuse, and yet rather mysterious. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

My wife was the next to be favoured with a glimpse of her. The Black Lady of Brin Tor by Guy Boothby

Thomas Hardy Such feeling as Eustacia had idly given to Wildeve was dammed into a flood by Thomasin. She had used to tease Wildeve, but that was before another had favoured him. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Her aunt had favoured the idea with heavy-footed zeal. The Pitfall by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

Dakers favoured her with a radiant smile, and went back to her steady plodding. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

Could Mr. Wendover give me any information relating to the Haygarth family? Fortune favoured me throughout this Dewsdale expedition. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Walter Scott In one word, I beg to be favoured with the import of your communication, as I am obliged to go down to the Spa this morning, in order to put to rights some matters there which concern me nearly. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

George Meredith Robert crossed the fields, laughing madly at the ironical fate which favoured him a little and a little, and never enough, save just to keep him swimming. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

D. H. Lawrence She favoured her mother, loved her mother best of all; but she had the Coppards’ clear, defiant blue eyes and their broad brow. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Sigmund Freud Moreover, inversion, or transformation into the opposite, is one of the most favoured and most versatile methods of representation which the dream-work has at its disposal. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Tobias Smolle It was late before I took my leave, after being favoured with a general invitation; and, when I got into bed, the adventures of the day hindered me from sleeping. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

There was an iron gate which was generally locked; but fortune favoured the fugitive. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

George Gissing No man living, it seemed to him, had less chance of being signally favoured by fortune. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

E. Phillips Oppenheim If it were to save one of our most favoured clients from bankruptcy, we couldn’t find a half, or even a quarter of your settlement. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

William Makepeace Thackeray Fortune favoured the brave Captain in every way. Mens Wives by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Henry James It must be confessed that fortune had favoured him, and that he had found the path to prosperity very soft to his tread. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

Tobias Smolle While my meditation was busied in planning out my future conduct, Mr. Banter favoured me with a visit, and after breakfast asked how I had passed the preceding evening. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

Elizabeth Gaskell He impressed me thus he teems with power; I found in him a wild wealth of life, but I thought his favourite and favoured child would bring his sire trouble — would make his heart ache. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Rudyard Kipling The temple, he said, was specially favoured by the Maharaja, and drew from lands an income of twenty thousand rupees a year. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Anthony Trollope It was as though a rose in emitting its perfume could confine itself to the nostrils of its one favoured friend. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing On Sundays and holidays it is a resort much favoured by Dunfieldians; at other times its solitude is but little interfered with. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

He returned the look with which I favoured him. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

William Makepeace Thackeray One young god, between the acts, favoured the public with a song-extremely ill sung certainly, but the intention was everything; and his brethren above stamped in chorus with roars of delight. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Bram Stoker Fortune favoured us, and we got home without meeting a soul. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]