[ adjective ] preferred above all others and treated with partiality
"the favored child"
Used in print(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)
The name presumably derives from the French royal_house which never learned and never forgot ; since Bourbon whiskey , though of Kentucky origin , is at_least as much favored by liberals in the North as by conservatives in the South .
But apart from racial problems , the old unreconstructed South - to use the moderate words favored by Mr._Thomas_Griffith - finds itself unsympathetic to most of what is different about the civilization of the North .