Origin of hard-favored

First recorded in 1505–15
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Historical Examples of hard-favored

  • Hard-favored, yet so valuable is he, He's ever kept beneath a lock and key.

    A Phenomenal Fauna

    Carolyn Wells

  • And the hard-favored and the hard-hearted Tom agreed to perform the job for ten dollars.

    Pen Pictures

    B. F. Craig

  • There are women capable of neither, hard-favored or silly women.

    Letters of Two Brides

    Honore de Balzac

  • What pleasure, I wonder, had she in her life, and what pleasure have any of these hard-favored women in this doleful region?

    Baddeck and That Sort of Thing

    Charles Dudley Warner

  • Late one autumn evening, a tall, bony, hard-favored man was observed making his way into the outskirts of the place.