favourite


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favourite

(US), favorite
1. Sport a competitor thought likely to win
2. Computing a place on certain browsers that allows internet users to list the addresses of websites they find and like with a click of the mouse so that they can revisit them merely by opening the list and clicking on the address
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Your favourite schoolfellow, Louis Manoir, has suffered several misfortunes since the departure of Clerval from Geneva.
I acceded with pleasure to this proposition: I was fond of exercise, and Clerval had always been my favourite companion in the ramble of this nature that I had taken among the scenes of my native country.
At other times he repeated my favourite poems, or drew me out into arguments, which he supported with great ingenuity.
The conscience of the woman was troubled; she began to think that the deaths of her favourites was a judgement from heaven to chastise her partiality.
Again: because it is a general complaint, that the favourites of princes are troubled with short and weak memories; the same doctor proposed, "that whoever attended a first minister, after having told his business, with the utmost brevity and in the plainest words, should, at his departure, give the said minister a tweak by the nose, or a kick in the belly, or tread on his corns, or lug him thrice by both ears, or run a pin into his breech; or pinch his arm black and blue, to prevent forgetfulness; and at every levee day, repeat the same operation, till the business were done, or absolutely refused."
The first affirmed, "the justest method would be, to lay a certain tax upon vices and folly; and the sum fixed upon every man to be rated, after the fairest manner, by a jury of his neighbours." The second was of an opinion directly contrary; "to tax those qualities of body and mind, for which men chiefly value themselves; the rate to be more or less, according to the degrees of excelling; the decision whereof should be left entirely to their own breast." The highest tax was upon men who are the greatest favourites of the other sex, and the assessments, according to the number and nature of the favours they have received; for which, they are allowed to be their own vouchers.
Sophia, notwithstanding her long fast, and notwithstanding her favourite dish was there before her, no sooner saw the letter than she immediately snatched it up, tore it open, and read as follows:--
Batsmen Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are considered favourites to make the most runs while fast-bowler Jasprit Bumrah is considered favourite to bag the most wickets.
Noah Centineo accepts the Favourite Movie Actor award for 'To All the Boys I've Loved Before'.
Colman won best actress for her role in The Favourite and charmed viewers with a funny and tearful speech.
This week we asked Wishaw shoppers what their favourite childhood TV programmes and entertainers were back in the day and what kids' favourites are now.
KRIS Jenner, mother of the Kardashian sisters - Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, Kendall and Kylie - recently told an Australian radio station that Khloe was her "favourite daughter".