Phrases with "favoured"

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]

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

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

George Meredith The Provencal women, the women of a part of South Germany, and certain favoured spots of Italy, might challenge us, he thought. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

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

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]

His obvious course was to drop down to the brown pools of Undercombe, and thence make his way towards the red deer’s favoured sanctuary, the sea. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

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

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

Walter Scott It is a great pity that this horse-dealer, having specimens of the fairy coin, of a quality more permanent than usual, had not favoured us with an account of an impress so valuable to medalists. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

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

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

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]

Bram Stoker The time, the place, and the circumstances largely favoured the impostor in this case. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

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]

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

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]

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]

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]

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]

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

O children of Israel! remember my favours with which I favoured you, and that I have preferred you over the worlds. The Qur'an by translated by E. H. Palmer

Anthony Trollope Mr. Ralph Newton had long favoured him with his custom; but, we are sorry to say, Mr. Ralph Newton had become a thorn in the flesh to many a tradesman in these days. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Fortune favoured him, however. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

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

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

Charles Dickens KING JAMES THE SECOND was a man so very disagreeable, that even the best of historians has favoured his brother Charles, as becoming, by comparison, quite a pleasant character. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

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]

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]

He was the first president after Washington who had independence of mind enough to retain in office all those who had been favoured by his predecessor. Three Hundred Years Hence by Mary Griffith

Nothing daunted, the other children would have been only too happy to change places with their favoured little brother. The Child that went with the Fairies by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

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]

Cooped up, as they were, within a narrow quarter of the city, their position favoured such an attempt. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Henry James If it should exist in duplicate for Verena, the girl would be favoured indeed. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

Walter Scott I was not born to be a stipendiary, favoured by his mistress, until ruined by the calumnies of others. The Abbot by Walter Scott [1820]

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]

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]

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

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

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

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]

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

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

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]

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]

Arnold Bennett She knew that fate had favoured her by absolving her from the consequences of a tragic weakness and error. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

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

During this time he turned friendly glances and condescending bows towards some favoured ladies. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

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]

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]

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]

I have had to watch with some attention — in fact I have been favoured with a good deal of it myself — the sort of criticism with which biologists and biological teachings are visited. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

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

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 A disputed cast had occurred between the bands of players, and as the gauger favoured the one party, and the schoolmaster the other, the matter might be said to be taken up by the higher powers. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

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]

George Meredith It was a play that had been favoured with a great run. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

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]

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]

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

Wilkie Collins As soon as I was composed enough to think, I arrived at one distinct conclusion in reference to the otherwise incomprehensible visitor who had favoured me with a call. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

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

Henry Handel Richardson A failure in business, even bankruptcy was the solution she favouredbeing still too young to face of herself the destructive thought of death. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

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

Tobias Smolle Being favoured with a private audience, “When I tell you,” said he, “that my name is Renaldo Count de Melvil, you will know me to be the most unfortunate of men. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

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]

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]

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]

Maria Edgeworth Her vexation was indescribable when he informed her, that he was the man whom she had seen in Lady Delacour’s bedchamber, and whom she had mistaken for a favoured lover. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

They favoured the country houses of wealthy people. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

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

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

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]

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]

Bram Stoker But as may be seen he was possessed of higher gifts than most of his kind; he was equal to the emergencies which presented themselves — and circumstances favoured him, rarely. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Jack London Conditions favoured the undertaking. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

He had been petted and admired by women during the ten years of his widowhood, favoured and a favourite everywhere. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Charles Dickens The obscurity of the night favoured his disappearance, and his figure was soon beyond my sight. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

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]

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

E. Phillips Oppenheim I had the misfortune to be once a favoured suitor for your mother’s hand; and I think I may venture to say—I am sure she will not contradict me—that I was hardly treated. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

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]

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

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]

Sir Walter Scott Without these documents of evidence, it would have been imprudent for her to have preferred her complaint, favoured as Lord Dalgarno is by powerful friends. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

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]

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]

And, behold, there came up out of the river seven well favoured kine and fat-fleshed; and they fed in a meadow. The Doré Gallery of Bible Illustrations by Gustave Doré

Richard Burton I here conclude the subject, committing it to some future and more favoured investigator. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

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]

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]

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]

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]

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

At the end of the fortnight, he came to her late one evening, and begged to be favoured with an audience. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Ford Madox Ford In addition, votes might be gained by the Government from the small but relatively noisy and menacing part of the British population that favoured the enemy nations. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

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

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]

Fortune favoured him, however; he had sailed for India a few weeks before, in command of his regiment. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

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]

The slightly more favoured workers whom we call ‘the proles’ are only intermittently conscious of the war. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

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

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]

Benjamin Disraeli They were in such raptures with Miss Dacre’s singing that his Grace was quite in despair; but chance favoured him. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

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

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

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]

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

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

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

George Borrow I favoured their mistake, and in a few days I knew all that related to them and their traffic in Lisbon. I found them a vile, infamous rabble, about two hundred in number. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

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]

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

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

But, being in disgrace, I was not favoured with a description of the interesting objects she saw. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

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

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

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

H. G. Wells What matters now is that justly or unjustly we Americans have been favoured by fortune and granted unequalled privileges. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

David Hume Holland has always been most favoured by one, and France by the other. Of the Parties of Great Britain by David Hume

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

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

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]

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]

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]

I favoured Oxford. I declared openly I did so because of her. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

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]

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

James Joyce Maria agreed with him and favoured him with demure nods and hems. Dubliners by James Joyce

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

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 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]

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]

George Meredith She, when she had caught him, taught him in the morning; Vernon, favoured by the chase, in the afternoon. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

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]

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

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]

Edith Wharton In Tina’s case, however, both Delia and Charlotte felt that the greater privacy of a marriage in the house made up for its more secular character; and the Halseys favoured their decision. The Old Maid by Edith Wharton

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]

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]

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]

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]

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

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]

The pale grey suits he favoured in summer always looked fresh from the tailor’s hand, and his spats and grey suede gloves were immaculate. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

George Gissing But the direction taken by the main current of the crowd favoured him. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

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

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

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

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]

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

He favoured the Reformers, and was one of those who urged Knox to become a preacher. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

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

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]

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]

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]

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]

George Gissing The mellow sunlight, the garden odours, the warm, still air, favoured a growth of intimacy. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

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

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

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]

Arnold Bennett They were a joyous lot, favoured alike by temperament and by fortune. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

The forest was now being favoured with such a downpour. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

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

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

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

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

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

Chance favoured him to a degree he did not himself expect, for he had in general found but few proselytes, and those few but cold in the cause. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

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

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

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

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]

George Meredith To the luck alone Of some few favoured men I would put claim. Modern Love by George Meredith [1862]

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 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]

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

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]

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]

Jeremy Bentham In the first case, the party favoured is said to possess not only a right as against the party obliged, but also a power over him: in the second case, a right only, uncorroborated by power. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

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]

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]

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]

Anthony Trollope Fortune favoured him so far that no prying eyes came to look upon him in his misery. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

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 Gissing For his own part he favoured a policy of moderate protection. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

Sir Walter Scott In about a minute a stout labourer was patting Dumple, and introducing him into the stable, while Mrs. Dinmont, a well — favoured buxom dame, welcomed her husband with unfeigned rapture. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

Charles Dickens As they were all going out again, he favoured her with one slight roll of his movable eye, desiring her to linger behind. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

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]

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

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]

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

You remember what Maitre Bilot told you about Isabelle’s favoured lover? This must be the one, judging by his jealousy of you, and the agitation of the girl. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

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

T. E. Lawrence To the outsiders he was peacemaker (I was all claws and teeth, and had a devil), and made us favoured and listened to, for his weighty judgement. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Tobias Smolle They turned off from the common highway, and travelled all that day without meeting anything worthy recounting; but, in the morning of the second day, they were favoured with an adventure. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

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

George Gissing The condition of her health favoured remissness and postponement. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

George Meredith The first, from Lausanne, favoured Rhoda’s conception of her as of a happy spirit resting at celestial stages of her ascent upward through spheres of ecstacy. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Anthony Trollope There was no over-zeal now about Charley. He ought to have been happy enough, for he had his charmer in his arms; but he showed very little of the ecstatic joy of a favoured lover. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope