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- adj. pleasing, encouraging or approving
- adj. useful or helpful
- adj. convenient or at a suitable time; opportune
- adj. auspicious or lucky
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- adj. occurring at a convenient or suitable time
- adj. presaging or likely to bring good luck
- adj. encouraging or approving or pleasing
- adj. (of winds or weather) tending to promote or facilitate
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Earlier this year Mugabe said Malabo was providing his fuel - starved country with oil at what he described as favourable terms.
(Subtler forms, perhaps arguable, although I remain favourable disposed to-wards him, I mean look at his confrères …) However, the bootlicker Naciri went for broke.
If he is a friend of the new President, his choice alone indicates a certain favourable interest by the President.
Of course, this might lead to all kinds of schemes to register credit cards with billing addresses in favourable tax locations.
Obviously, consistent work performance combined with good general behaviour will also result in favourable consideration for earlier release into the community under parole supervision.
The technological stars and planets are now in favourable conjunction, so to speak -- and they will not stay that way for long.
The degree of exactitude by which the atomic weights can thus be determined by the mass spectrograph amounts, in favourable cases, to one in a thousand.
If growth continues at the present pace and general business conditions remain favourable, we anticipate that we will double again in the next ten years and that we will require about 1.5 billion of new capital.
The geology is again favourable for natural gas and oil, with extensive sedimentary formations particularly in the Northwest Territories.
It does not take violent forms (English people are almost invariably gentle and law-abiding), but it is ill-natured enough, and in favourable circumstances it could have political results.