Origin of favorable
Examples from the Web for favorable
Even if you look at that in the most favorable light possible, it was not accurate.
(Referenda tend to be expensive, rife with misinformation, and favorable to extreme positions).Is It Time to Take a Chance on Random Representatives?|Michael Schulson|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Just 39 percent give Democrats a favorable rating and just 33 percent do the same for Republicans.
If most of the McCarthy comparisons have been favorable, all of them have been facile.Compliments Are Nice, but Enough With the Cormac McCarthy Comparisons|William Giraldi|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In October 2001, an ABC poll found that 47 percent of Americans had a favorable view of Islam.13 Years After 9/11, Anti-Muslim Bigotry Is Worse Than Ever|Dean Obeidallah|September 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We may hear from some one in that way, and should we not get any favorable report you can go on to Panama.Polly's Southern Cruise|Lillian Elizabeth Roy
Plantations generally last for four or five years, and even longer, when well managed and on favorable soil.
Here was an opportunity of letting in the light of truth on Mrs. Vanstone's mind, which was too favorable to be missed.No Name|Wilkie Collins
The Queen's was evidently determined that its American guests should leave with a favorable impression, and so they did.An American Four-In-Hand in Britain|Andrew Carnegie
In this particular, Hill's lot was of a favorable character, compared with that of most slaves leaving their wives and children.The Underground Railroad|William Still
mid-14c., from Old French favorable "well-disposed, favorable, partial," from Latin favorabilis "favored, in favor," from favor (see favor (n.)). Related: Favorably.