noun U.S. Politics.
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Example sentences from the Web for favorite son
She would, nonetheless, live to know the sorrow of watching her favorite son grow into a violent bully like his father.
The use of slurs from both characters makes it clear just how “new” the idea of an openly gay son is even in this time.
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
Petty, shade, and thirst are my favorite human “virtues” and the trifecta of any good series of “stories.”
This is a guy who has his son-in-law clean his eyeglasses, for crying out loud.
“They know there are drug spots,” said Wanda Williams, who was out for a walk with her son.
The Vine is a universal favorite, and rarely out of view; while it often seems to cover half the ground in sight.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
Elyon is the name of an ancient Phœnician god, slain by his son El, no doubt the “first-born of death” in Job xviii.
My son,” said Grabantak one evening to Chingatok, “if we are henceforth to live in peace, why not unite and become one nation?The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
Twice a year the formal invitation was sent out by the old nobleman to his only son, and to his two nephews.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
And Melchizedek is here declared to be “a great man,” “assimilated unto the Son of God.”
British Dictionary definitions for favorite son
Cultural definitions for favorite son
A political figure nominated for the presidency by his or her state's delegation to the national nominating convention of a major party. Favorite sons are rarely serious candidates for the party's nomination. By nominating a favorite son, the delegation honors its nominee while delaying its commitment until the more serious contenders for the nomination can be sorted out.
Idioms and Phrases with favorite son
A person valued by his or her hometown or organization for his or her achievements, usually political, as in Mary hoped they would treat her as a favorite son and nominate her for state senator. This term was originally employed for a candidate nominated for office by his own locality. Today this usage may ignore gender, as in the example. [c. 1780]