from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being favored.
  • noun Appearance: in compounds.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Appearance.

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  • noun obsolete appearance


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favored +‎ -ness


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  • Thou shalt not sacrifice unto the LORD thy God any bullock, or sheep, wherein is blemish, or any evil-favoredness: for that is an abomination unto the LORD thy God.

    Deuteronomy 17. 1999

  • This is the reason of that evil-favoredness that you see attending some men's lives and professions; they have been corrupted, as Adam was, either by evil words or bad examples, even till the very face of their lives and professions are disfigured as with the pox or canker.

    The Riches of Bunyan Jeremiah Rev. Chaplin

  • Sin and corruption have made mad work in our bodies as well as in our souls; 'tis sin commonly that is the cause of all that deformity and ill-favoredness that now cleaveth to us, and that rendereth us so dishonorable at our death.

    The Riches of Bunyan Jeremiah Rev. Chaplin

  • Could one touch of such love for her come in a word of look of his, why, he might turn into her ill-favoredness, she would know nothing of it, being dead to joy.

    An Introduction to the Study of Robert Browning's Poetry Hiram Corson 1869

  • The evident marks of a violent struggle were stamped upon those features, which, despite their tough hard-favoredness, and their gaunt gloom, were dear to me; for had she not been my best of friends, nay proved her friendship by a martyrdom which, if slower, was no less heroic than that which adorns the columns of historical renown?

    Autobiography of a female slave, 1857


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