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  • noun Plural form of favoritism.


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  • He also favored a few prominent key figures from the Popalzai tribe as his assistants, despite which, all those favoritisms and blood disputes didn't help to stabilize Kandahar; but, in fact, it tainted and gave bad names to the rest of the Popalzai tribal members who deem themselves to be unsoiled in their indispensable efforts; laying a solid tribal ground for all to share equally.

    Khalil Nouri: Afghanistan: Who Can Lead Kandahar? Khalil Nouri 2011

  • Also, while Big Media must answer for any missteps or favoritisms, bloggers seldom do.


  • While this may look like a perfectly negligible flaw for some use cases (e.g. user feedback management on UserVoice, threaded discussions on IntenseDebate), it poses a serious problem when used in large-scale, government-sponsored e-participation projects that have much lower tolerance for such favoritisms.

    Daschle's Health Care Response Video: Interesting, Or Not? Burton, Matthew 2008

  • The State was conceded the power to regulate rates, fares of passengers and freight, and upon these grounds it might regulate the entire management of railroads in matters affecting the convenience and safety of the public, such as regulating speed, compelling stops of prescribed length at stations and prohibiting discriminations and favoritisms.

    The Journal of Negro History, Volume 6, 1921 Various

  • He never deals in favoritisms, creates no bickerings and leaves no afterclaps when the conference session adjourns and he takes his departure.

    The story of my life, or, More than a half century as I have lived it and seen it lived, 1912

  • Free passes and other favoritisms and discriminations are among the most poisonous and effective weapons to corrupt politics and defeat the will of the people in Legislative halls.

    The Democratic Hand Book. 1898. Prepared by the State Democratic Executive Committee of North Carolina N.C. 1898

  • Therefore we favor a law not only forbidding the giving of free passes and other favoritisms and discriminations, but also forbidding any one except the actual employees of said corporations from receiving the same.

    The Democratic Hand Book. 1898. Prepared by the State Democratic Executive Committee of North Carolina N.C. 1898

  • It would lead me too far to explain my views in detail; that I have no concessions or favoritisms in view in this matter goes without saying.

    Letters Liszt, Franz 1893

  • The idea of God being first fashioned after the image of a sultan throned in his palace amidst his courtiers, ruling an empire by his whims, it was but natural that heaven, and the terms of entrance there, should be in a similar manner conceived under the forms of court ceremonial with its capricious favoritisms.

    The Destiny of the Soul A Critical History of the Doctrine of a Future Life William Rounseville Alger 1863

  • It all started when CEOs realized liquidation meant pocket money, outsourcing meant more pocket money, selling the land meant pocket money, and Congress thru their intimate connections (favoritisms) manipulated all the roadblocks, in fact they subsidized it.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion 2010


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