Origin of favorable
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Condon can take some encouragement that the Times favorably reviewed an earlier Washington production of Side Show.
The NBC/Journal survey found that among “animated partisans,” 58 percent liked Paul and only 44 percent viewed Bush favorably.The Numbers Don’t Lie: Jeb Bush Can’t Beat Hillary Clinton|Michael Tomasky|May 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In-state Republicans love him, independents like him a lot, and even Democrats are favorably disposed.
In the event that Pistorius is convicted, this distinction could serve him favorably.4 Reasons Oscar Pistorius Might Be Found Not Guilty|Eboni K. Williams|March 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Not so, Sides and Vavreck conclude: “Had [Romney] been perceived as favorably as Obama, he likely would have lost anyway.”The Anti-‘Game Change’: ‘The Gamble’ Shows How Obama Really Won|Stuart Stevens|November 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It was the same paper that had commented so favorably upon what it termed the "Warthell Movement."Unfettered|Sutton E. Griggs
Hardly daring to expect to be favorably received, he sent in advance a large number of cattle in three droves as a gift to Esau.Rembrandt|Estelle M. Hurll
The tone of one of the answers which I received impressed me so favorably, that I forwarded my references.Little Novels|Wilkie Collins
Her dark eyes had inspected him swiftly; he was vaguely aware of a feeling that he wanted to impress her favorably.A Hoosier Chronicle|Meredith Nicholson
On the eve of their departure, at a reception given them in Liverpool, the subject was presented and favorably received.
mid-14c., from Old French favorable "well-disposed, favorable, partial," from Latin favorabilis "favored, in favor," from favor (see favor (n.)). Related: Favorably.