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favour

(US), favor
History a badge or ribbon worn or given to indicate loyalty, often bestowed on a knight by a lady
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whether Shakespear may thence be deemed a favourer of popish principles, remains a matter of much doubt.
Faith and favourer of heretics"(48) as though he was a Cathar.
Merial, referred to by John Foxe as 'a zealous favourer of God's word', was accused by Twyford of affirming that Christ's Passion helped only those already in limbo when He died, and not those who came after Him.
i by comparison with Part B and the Shakespearian norm, and again without any particular local reason: noble, nobility, and inflections and compounds, 23 times in Act I, 1:22, 11 in Part B, 1:175; grace, gracious, and compounds, 14 in Act I, 1:35 lines, 14 in Part B, 1:137; virtue, virtuous, and inflections, 8 in Act I, 1:62, none in Part B; right, righteous, and upright, 10 in Act I, 1:50, 6 in Part B, 1:321; favour, favourer, and inflections, 6 times in Act 1, 1:99, once in Part B, 1: 1923; cause, 7 in Act I, 1:71, 4 in Part B, 1:481; fame, 5 in Act I, 1:99, none in Part B; worth and derivatives, 6 in Act I, 1:83, 5 in Part B, 1:385; arm or arms, in the sense of `weapon(s)', and derivatives, 6 in Act I, 1 :83, 8 in Part B, 1:240.
who had argued in 1794 against the "idle claims of splendour and magnificence," and advised his listeners "in these distempered times" to "beware, how, by an unnecessary or wanton profusion of the public money, we furnish the favourers of wild and dangerous innovations with a colour and plausibility for their arguments" (Memoirs of His Royal Highness 2:104-05), she may have realized that the Prince's notorious inability to retrench could foment a popular rebellion like the one that had toppled the Bourbons.
6, with an impressive lyrical second movement, can certainly find favourers, the furiant uncomfortably discloses the deficiencies of the conductor's conception and the orchestra alike.