[ adjective ] very favorable or advantageous
"a golden opportunity"
Used in print(Barry Goldwater, "A Foreign Policy for America"...)
There was the Polish Revolution which we misunderstood and then helped guide along a course favorable to Soviet interests .(U.S. Reports. Volume 364. Cases Adjudged in the...)
He alleged no specific procedural errors or evidence withheld ; nor did he elaborate just what favorable evidence the Federal_Bureau_of_Investigation reports might disclose .
While there are now allegations of the withholding of `` favorable evidence developed at the hearing '' and a denial of a `` full and fair hearing '' , no such claim was made by petitioner at any stage of the administrative process .
[ adjective ] encouraging or approving or pleasing
"a favorable reply" "he received a favorable rating" "listened with a favorable ear" "made a favorable impression"
Used in print(The Dallas Morning News,...)
A House committee which heard his local_option proposal is expected to give it a favorable report , although the resolution faces hard_sledding later .(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)
`` Fanny and Mrs._Godwin will probably be glad to hear that Mary has safely recovered from a very favorable confinement , and that her child is well '' .
[ adjective ] (of winds or weather) tending to promote or facilitate
"the days were fair and the winds were favorable"
Used in print(L. Don Leet and Florence J. Leet, editors, The World of...)
In the search for oil and gas , we make similar waves under controlled conditions with dynamite and learn from them where there are buried rock structures favorable to the accumulation of these resources .
[ adjective ] tending to favor or bring good luck
"miracles are auspicious accidents" "encouraging omens" "a favorable time to ask for a raise" "lucky stars" "a prosperous moment to make a decision"
Used in print(Douglas Ashford, "Elections in Morocco: Progress...)
However , the regionally differentiated results , which appear below in tables , are interesting evidence of the problems of developing self-government under even the most favorable circumstances .
[ adjective ] favorably disposed; not antagonistic
"a government favorable to our interests"
Used in print(Kenneth Reiner, "Coping with Runaway Technology"...)
This favorable image of America in the minds of Russian men and women is still there despite years of energetic anti American propaganda '' .