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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
References in classic literature ?
She impressed me neither favourably nor the reverse.
At first nobody knew who Perkins was, and the name favourably impressed no one; but before the shock of it had passed away, it was realised that Perkins was the son of Perkins the linendraper.
I cannot close without assuring you that the modesty shown by yourself in the exercises was most favourably commented upon by all the members of our party.
When all were done, the major-domo of the Prince of Helium recalled to the block such as had favourably impressed him.
Lesage impressed them both favourably, although at the same time it was obvious that he was very much annoyed at the whole affair.
It was a portrait of a man, and had impressed me favourably because it was framed.
Miss Grey was a queer creature: she never flattered, and did not praise them half enough; but whenever she did speak favourably of them, or anything belonging to them, they could be quite sure her approbation was sincere.
He had seen her, first, from the spectators' gallery, at the annual convention of the Northwest Federation of Labour, and he had seen her through Bill Totts' eyes, and that individual had been most favourably impressed by her.
Doctor Wybrow was not favourably impressed by her smile-- there was something at once sad and cruel in it.
Great honour comes full easily to him whose prayers the goddess receives favourably, and she bestows wealth upon him; for the power surely is with her.
Why, I don't think it would,' replied Mr Folair, scratching his head, 'because there wouldn't be any romance about it, and he wouldn't be favourably known.
Another time, sir, we will talk of this - and I should have felt disposed to judge more favourably of your pretensions, if you too had chosen another time and place, and let me add - another manner for your declaration.