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  • noun Plural form of favour.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of favour.


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  • On the one hand, there is Murdoch calling in favours from the Conservatives after his endorsement at the last election, plus the Tories 'native suspicion of over-regulation; on the other, there is the Lib Dem minister who owes nothing to Murdoch and is pretty much bomb-proof.

    Vince Cable must be bold and break Murdoch's stranglehold Henry Porter 2010

  • The situation you describe with the Senior people in the Met returning favours is depressing (and corrupt) and I can not help wondering if the police are not willing to uphold the law, and the rule of flaw what use are they. on March 28, 2009 at 2: 55 pm | Reply Retired Sgt

    Location, location, location. « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG Inspector Gadget 2009

  • Who cares what he thinks as he has lost his credibility? first, he trashed the republicans hoping to get favours from the dems and obama and failing that, he now expresses concerns about the obama programs

    State of the Union: Powell 'concerned' about Obama's agenda 2009

  • This allowed them enough time to call in favours, clean up, freeze the body, plan the faked abduction and settle down emotionally so that they could act calm and collected on the Thursday night at dinner. on November 5, 2009 at 4: 32 pm DaveM

    A Minute For Madeleine McCann « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG Inspector Gadget 2009

  • Scientists at the University of Liverpool have discovered that the human brain favours familiar-looking faces when choosing a potential partner.

    New Orleans -- another resource. 2005

  • As a Canadian whose principal assets are in the United Kingdom and the United States, he’s one of the few businessmen who doesn’t need any favours from the government.

    Daimnation!: Why Steyn left the Post 2003

  • The Democratic Alliance, which has been accused of receiving money from fugitive billionaire Jurgen Harksen, on Sunday accused the African National Congress and Independent Newspapers of blowing the issue out of proportion while they themselves had accepted financial favours from the German in the past.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 2002

  • We want no special favours from the OSC and QSC, only the courage to act in unfair situations.

    Shareholder Democracy 1988

  • AFTER a pause, sufficiently expressive of the difficulty with which he thought, Orlando said, that there was at the neighbouring town an Attorney with whom his father had been long connected; and who at his setting out in life had received many favours from the family of Somerive.

    The Old Manor House 1793

  • If my son disgraces himself so far, as to ask favours from the Dutch, he is unworthy to call me father.

    The Life of the Truly Eminent and Learned Hugo Grotius Burigny, Jean L De 1754


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