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Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.
Henry Miller
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English

Alternative spellings

  • (Commonwealth English): favour

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Noun

Singular
favor

Plural
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  1. A deed in which help is voluntarily provided.
    He did me a favor when he took the time to drive me home.
  2. Goodwill; benevolent regard.
    She enjoyed the queen's favor.
  3. A small gift; a party favor.
    At the holiday dinner, the hosts had set a favor by each place setting.

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Verb

Infinitive
to favor

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to favor (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To look upon fondly; to prefer.
    • And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favored, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. —Luke 1:28, King James version, 1611
  2. (transitive) To do a favor [noun sense 1] for; to show beneficence toward.
    Would you favor us with a poetry reading?
  3. (transitive) To treat with care.
    Favoring your sore leg will only injure the other one.
  4. (transitive) To have a similar appearance, to look like another person.
    You favor your grandmother more than your mother.

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Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /faˈβor/
  • Hyphenation: fa·vor

Noun

favor m. (plural favores)

Singular
favor m.

Plural
favores m.

  1. favour/favor

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