As of his announcement, favoring gay marriage is now fully, indisputably, and permanently a mainstream political position.
Low turnout may actually help Romney as early voting in Michigan appears to be favoring him.
That trend of favoring the narrowly Jewish over the broadly democratic may become more, not less pronounced.
The twist, of course, is that Murdoch is upset at Jewish media owners for not favoring Israel.
But in the divisive atmosphere, anyone questioning aspects of the legislation is dismissed, described as favoring corruption.
Captain Enos had a favoring wind and a light heart, for he was glad to know that their little maid had not been to blame.
Silver Cloud hastened on with the favoring gale from the balmy South.
In order to protect him and get a full expression from them I took the attitude of favoring their view.
Nor was it the whining of that favoring wind I had heard since first opening my eyes.
It was comparatively early in the evening when the ketch got under way with a favoring breeze.
c.1300, "attractiveness, charm," from Old French favor (13c., Modern French faveur) "favor, approval, partiality," from Latin favorem (nominative favor) "good will, inclination, partiality, support," coined by Cicero from stem of favere "to show kindness to," from PIE *ghow-e- "to honor, revere, worship." Meaning "act of kindness" is from late 14c. Meaning "thing given as a mark of favor" is from 1580s. Phrase in favor of recorded from 1560s.
"to regard with favor, indulge, treat with partiality," mid-14c., from Old French favorer, from favor (see favor (n.)). Related: Favored; favoring.