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  • GREAT HORNED OWL Rabbits constitute a favorite food when available. Poultry and other birds are also destroyed by this owl. Range: Eastern North America
    GREAT HORNED OWL Rabbits constitute a favorite food when available. Poultry and other birds are also destroyed by this owl. Range: Eastern North America
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n favoritism unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice
    • n favoritism an inclination to favor some person or group
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The favorite honeymoon place is Hawaii
    • n Favoritism The disposition to favor and promote the interest of one person or family, or of one class of men, to the neglect of others having equal claims; partiality. "A spirit of favoritism to the Bank of the United States."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: David McConnell started the California Perfume Company (CPC) in 1886. Today the company is known as Avon, which he named after his favorite playwright William Shakespeare, and Stratford on Avon
    • n favoritism The disposition to favor one person or family, or one class of men, to the neglect of others having equal claims.
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  • Edgar Watson Howe
    “Fishing seems to be the favorite form of loafing.”
  • Marlene Dietrich
    “Gentleman. A man who buys two of the same morning paper from the doorman of his favorite nightclub when he leaves with his girl.”
  • Zig Ziglar
    “Our favorite attitude should be gratitude”
  • Thomas Gray
    Thomas Gray
    “A favorite has no friend!”
  • Warren Buffett
    “Our favorite holding period is forever.”
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
    “The Galilean is not a favorite of mine. So far from owing him any thanks for his favor, I cannot avoid confessing that I owe a secret grudge to his carpentership.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. favoritisme,


In literature:

It is a favorite tradition of brick houses in all the colonies that the brick for them was brought from England.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
And added to all this was a sudden and unutterable horror of the color of yellow, formerly her favorite hue.
"Helen and Arthur" by Caroline Lee Hentz
Fort Hill was one of the favorite coasting places, and parties of a larger growth thronged here.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
She played half through an old favorite, then rose suddenly.
"Blue Bonnet in Boston" by Caroline E. Jacobs
It had now become a prime favorite and was used by nearly all classes.
"Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce" by E. R. Billings
This was more than the haughty favorite could bear, accustomed as he had been to royal favor.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
The people lead their favorite in triumph to the festival, which he helps to glorify with his wondrous voice.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
She was the delight of the sailors, and, in return for their fondness, she made them her favorite company.
"Hortense, Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
He was his mother's favorite child, and she doted on him.
"Behind the Scenes" by Elizabeth Keckley
The Syringa, or Mock Orange, is one of our favorites.
"Amateur Gardencraft" by Eben E. Rexford
He was not worthy even of the earnest devotion which the poor orange-girl, of all his favorites, alone manifested to the last.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1, April, 1851" by Various
She was once more a young woman come to spend the day with her favorite friend .
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
Like Raby Castle, another favorite of mine, I believe that Penshurst never stood a siege.
"John and Betty's History Visit" by Margaret Williamson
Leaf, fruit and vine have been favorite subjects for reproduction by ornamentalists of all ages.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
The sun is his favorite symbol.
"Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark" by Jens Christian Aaberg
The mountains, we had decided together, were our favorite place to live in.
"The Harbor" by Ernest Poole
In vain the favorite pressed her question.
"The Lion of Janina" by Mór Jókai
Strange dogs are not easily examined in their own homes, especially if they be favorites and their indulgent owners are present.
"The Dog" by Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
The succeeding days are spent in gloom and sorrow, each side bewailing the loss of a favorite warrior.
"Greek Women" by Mitchell Carroll
Instrumental music frequently accompanied their singing, a sort of tambourine or hand drum being a favorite instrument.
"Oriental Women" by Edward Bagby Pollard

In poetry:

In the gardens that shone with beauty,
The flowers have faded, I know,
And here, by my favorite pathway,
The roses no longer may blow.
"October" by Sallie Williams Hardcastle
So shall the King the more rejoice
In thee, the favorite of his choice;
Let him be loved, and yet adored,
For he's thy Maker and thy Lord.
"Psalm 45 part 2" by Isaac Watts
And the boy with peals of laughter,
Stroked his favorite's head of emerald,
Raised his eyes, and lo! before him
Stood the yellow-skirted Rabbi.
"Don Pedrillo" by Emma Lazarus
With sparkling cups of bubbles made,
They catch the ruddy beams of day,
And steal the rainbow's sweetest shade,
Their blushing favorite to array.
"The Rose: To Ellen" by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
I do like the favorite of freedom,
Him, who used to sail in sea and shoot:
What a song he heard in water's kingdom,
What a cloud followed his routes!
"Only Serpents" by Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev
Yes, thou art nature's favorite child,
Array'd in smiles, seducing, killing;
Did Joseph live, you'd drive him wild,
And set his very soul a thrilling!
"To.............: An Impromtu" by Thomas Gent

In news:

Why John Sununu Is Romney's Favorite Attack Dog .
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Follow-up: What's your favorite thing you've ever found.
Today I said good bye to one of my favorite gals, Miss Albany Diner.
Gaiman, who is both a fan of spoken-word as well as a practitioner (having narrated a number of titles), chose favorite books for the series, and then paired narrators with the titles.
A 2.1 encore to our favorite compact 5.1 speaker system.
Friends who summer in the Vaucluse whisper the name of a favorite village still unravaged by the indignities of upscale tourism and hint darkly that, if I write about it, our friendship might be in trouble.
CINCINNATI, OH- Feb 19, 2001- Hasbro, Inc announces a new Winner's Circle die-cast that allows fans a chance to actually own a piece of their favorite driver's racing equipment.
Holiday Favorites– Ave Maria .
View full size Doug Beghtel/The Oregonian A favorite salad from their menu Fried Chicken Skin Salad with watermelon, bitter greens and baba ganoush.
Sea Island's charbroiled shrimp a favorite then, a favorite now.
America's Favorite Uncle, America's Favorite Dirty Uncle.
Somehow, I don't think everyone's favorite, and at the same time least favorite, ad exec Don Draper (talk about a complex character) really minded that much.
Everybody has a favorite drink just like they have a favorite car, food, tissue or fabric softener.

In science:

The p − p′, (p < p′ ) open string is one of our favorite systems to discuss gauge fields and topological defects appearing on the worldvolume of the bigger brane.
Note on Open String/D-brane System and Noncommutative Soliton
It is certainly not apparent that this sum is a polynomial expression in the formal variables uρ (x0 ) =: uρ, and computing its constant term is not an easy task (we must chose a basis of M for writing (4.7) as an element of Sym•M, and x0 ∈ X is already our favorite fixed point in X ).
Higher genus curves on toric varieties
For example, my favorite extension – minimal supersymmetry, effectively broken at nearly electroweak energies, but with a clear separation of scales – predicts a relatively light Higgs particle.
Future Summary
But you are encouraged to keep hunting in your favorite corner, under the rugs, etc.
Astrophysics in 2006
NGC 1068 remains a favorite ob ject of study; for this source, W.
Conference Summary: The Central Engine of Active Galactic Nuclei
Therefore, although this procedure was the favorite in the independent case, it turns out to be not robust, which is very undesirable for practical use where it is generally impossible to guarantee that the p-values are independent.
Adaptive FDR control under independence and dependence
The fact that [Storey-α] performs so well and seems to hold the favorite position has up to our knowledge not been reported before (it was not included in the simulations of Benjamini et al., 2006) and came somewhat as a surprise to us.
Adaptive FDR control under independence and dependence
During our participation in the MBL Physiology Course in the summer of 2006, our favorite presentation of this notion of microstate was introduced by a PhD biology student from Rockefeller University.
A First Exposure to Statistical Mechanics for Life Scientists
The tidiness of the the above theoretical ideas has caused this paradigm to emerge as the consensus favorite for the “New Standard Model.” However, there is absolutely no experimental evidence for this theory at this time.
Neutrino Experiments
That makes the processor-memory bus the weakest point of the system, hacker’s favorite security hole.
Hardware Engines for Bus Encryption: A Survey of Existing Techniques
Using ”anafast” compute the Cℓ for both maps. • Using your favorite plotting routine (the IDL part of healpix offers utilities to do that) plot the orginal Cℓ and the two realizations.
A practical guide to Basic Statistical Techniques for Data Analysis in Cosmology
The Dirac equation was, indeed, a favorite and long-lasting topic studied by Majorana.
Ettore Majorana and his heritage seventy years later
Classical statistics developed in a data-poor environment, as Fisher’s favorite description, “smallsample theory,” suggests.
Microarrays, Empirical Bayes and the Two-Groups Model
If you see a signal of something at the LHC, you want to make sure that the theoretical parameters corresponding to your favorite model/scenario, and that are consistent with the signal, are not actually ruled out by precision tests; and B physics would provide a precision constraint, through loop contributions.
Round Table Discussion at the Final Session of FPCP 2008: The Future of Flavor Physics and CP
We leave the reader free to think of his own favorite way to give a structure to a set of points.
Some Combinatorics behind Proofs