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Petty, shade, and thirst are my favorite human “virtues” and the trifecta of any good series of “stories.”‘Empire’ Review: Hip-Hop Musical Chairs with an Insane Soap Opera Twist|Judnick Mayard|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The first two videos are teasers featuring two favorite cartoon characters for young girls, Dora the Explorer and Tinkerbell.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking|M.L. Nestel|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Hand to God Sexual repression has been around for centuries, courtesy of all our favorite religions.Hedwig, Hugh & Michael Cera: 12 Powerhouse Theater Performances of 2014|Janice Kaplan|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Heinold's First and Last Chance, Oakland (Jack London, Taft) You can thank Johnny Heinold for your favorite Jack London book.
Good governance would mean sticks and coal for too many of our favorite politicians.
The poet Byron's bedroom remains almost as he left it, and on the lawn is the monument to his favorite dog, "Boatswain."England, Picturesque and Descriptive|Joel Cook
The apple orchard was a favorite haunt, and the Weeping Willows when the wind was from the right direction.Chicken Little Jane on the Big John|Lily Munsell Ritchie
Skittering is a favorite method of fishing for the pickerel in weedy ponds.Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others|James Alexander Henshall
Of all the musical plays that he produced, this was perhaps his favorite.Charles Frohman: Manager and Man|Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
Each member was allowed to mount his favorite hobby, and ride it to his heart's content.
1580s, from Middle French favorit, perhaps via Italian favorito, past participle of favorire, from favore, from Latin favorem (see favor (n.)). In racing, attested from 1813. As an adjective, by 1711.