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favour (favor) n. 恩惠,好意,帮助

近水楼台先得月 "First come, first served; A water-front pavilion gets the moonlight first--the advantage of being in a favored position."

开小灶 give special favor

拉关系 try to curry favor with

情有独钟 show special preference (favor) to …

嫌贫爱富 despise the poor and curry favor with the rich

最惠国待遇 most-favored-nation status

May fortune smile upon you and favor you with many blessings(祝福)!

As for me, I'm in favor of the opinion that education is not complete with graduation, for the following reasons:

Those who are in favor of artistic and cultural projects advocate that cultural environment will attract more tourists, which will bring huge profits to local residents. Some people even equate the build of such projects with the improving of economic construction.

Most-favored nation treatment 最惠国待遇

We are conducting a poll to find out how many people are in favor of nuclear power.
我们正进行民意调查, 以确认有多少人赞成核动力的做法。

The original plan was abandoned in favor of a new idea.

Workers have rejected a pay offer of 3% in favor of a 4% increase linked with a shorter working week.
工人们拒绝了3% 的工资增长幅度,主张工资增长幅度为4% ,同时每周工作日也要缩短。

Could you do me a favor?

Do me a favor? 帮个忙,好吗?

We are all in favor of this plan. 我们都赞同这项计划。

If they were right in thinking that the next necessity in human progress was to lift the average person upon an intellectual and social level with the most favored, they stood at least three generations nearer than Europe to that goal.

Tolstoy reversed all preconceptions and in every reversal he overthrew the “ system”, the “ machine”, the externally ordained belief, the conventional behaviour in favor of unsystematic, impulsive life, of inward motivation and the solutions of independent thought.

That sex ratio will be favored which maximizes the number of descendants an individual will have and hence the number of gene copies transmitted.

He did all he could to win his favor.

A mother mustn't favor one of her children more than the others.

Do you mind if I ask you a favor? *要注意回答“可以”时用No,“不可以”时用Yes。
Do you mind if I ask you a favor? (我可以请您帮个忙吗?)
No, not at all. (没问题,完全可以。)
Can I ask a favor?
May I ask you a favor? *这两个例句和上面例句不同,用Yes回答“可以”。

Can I ask you a favor? *常用在需要拜托或请求别人之前。
Can I ask you a favor? (我想求你件事行吗?)
Sure. What is it? (当然。什么事?)
Can I ask you a favor? (我想求你件事。)
Sorry, I'm busy. (对不起,我很忙。)
May I ask a favor of you? *更礼貌的说法。
Could you do me a favor?
Could you help me?
Can you help me?

I would like to ask you a favor.

Everyone in this company knows that he's trying to curry favor with the board of the directors.

They've met with great favor home and abroad.

I would like to ask you a favor.

We cannot wait for favors from nature; we must take them from her-- that is our task.
Ivan V.Michurin, Russian agronomist

If you wish to lower yourself in a person's favor, one good way is to tell his story over again, the way we heard it.
Mark Twain, American writer

@@@ 益
be good for 有益于; 适于
beneficial to 有利于, 有益于
benefit from 从...中受益
do (sb.) good 对...有益
favorable to 有利于...
for the good of 为了对...有好处; 为了...的利益
gain the upper hand 占上风, 处于有利地位
in favor of 赞成, 支持; 有利于
vantage point (观察、防御、攻击等的)有利位置、视角

Could you do me a big favor?

That might be in your favor.

Would you do me a favor?

- smell a rat 察觉可疑
He is a well-known miser. I smell a rat when he invites me to his home for dinner. I was wondering if he is asking favors of me.

- tip the scales 扭转局势
In the boxing ring, the two sides were evenly matched. But the short break seemed to tip the scales in favor of the boxer in red.

The opportunity does not favor our making a binding arrangement.

The letter of credit has been opened in your favor.

偏爱 predilection; favoritism; preference; favored

喜爱 like; be fond of; care; favor; love; adore

巴结 [bā jié] /fawn on/curry favor with/make up to/

帮忙 [bāng máng] /help/give (lend) a hand/do a favor/do a good turn/

辩护 [biàn hù] /speak in defense of/argue in favor of/defend/plead/defend/

不识抬举 [bù shí tái jǔ] /fail to appreciate sb's kindness/not know how to appreciate favors/

宠 [chǒng] /to love/to pamper/to spoil/to favor/

德 [dé] /Germany/virtue/goodness/morality/ethics/kindness/favor/character/kind/

地方主义 [dì fāng zhǔ yì] /"local -ism"/attitude of favoring your local region/

惠 [huì] /favor/kind act (from above)/

浼 [měi] /ask a favor of/

沐 [mù] /bathe/cleanse/receive favors/

偏爱 [piān ài] /favor/preference/

人情 [rén qíng] /(n) human emotions/(n) social relationship/(n) favor; good turn/

失宠 [shī chǒng] /lose favor/be in disfavor/be disgraced/

赞同 [zàn tóng] /approve/endorse/(vote) in favor/

沾 [zhān] /infected by/moisten/receive favors/

支持 [zhī chí] /to be in favor of/to support/to back/support/backing/to stand by/

最惠国 [zuì huì guó] /most-favored nation (trade status)/

With economic growth has come centralization; fully 76 percent of Japan's 119 million citizens live in cities where community and the extended family have been abandoned in favor of isolated, two-generation households.

Shapiro and most members favored an appeal for such legislation, but in a phone interview, he said this issue was still "up in the air."

Nor, if regularity and conformity to a standard pattern are as desirable to the scientist as the writing of his papers would appear to reflect, is management to be blamed for discriminating against the "odd balls" among researchers in favor of more conventional thinkers who "work well with the team."

{adj: Regency} of or relating to or characteristic of the style (especially the style of furniture) favored during the Regency (1811-1820)

{adj: abolitionary} relating to or favoring abolition, especially abolition of slavery

{adj: accommodating} obliging; willing to do favors
"made a special effort to be accommodating"

{adj: active} expressing that the subject of the sentence has the semantic function of actor: "Hemingway favors active constructions"
<-> passive

{adj: advantaged, favored} blessed with advantages
"she is more advantaged than her cousin"
"born into the favored classes"

{adj: affirmative, favoring} supporting a policy or attitude etc
"an affirmative argument"

{adj: anti} not in favor of (an action or proposal etc.)
<-> pro

{adj: biased, colored, coloured, one-sided, slanted} favoring one person or side over another
"a biased account of the trial"
"a decision that was partial to the defendant"

{adj: blessed, blest} highly favored or fortunate (as e.g. by divine grace)
"our blessed land"
"the blessed assurance of a steady income"
<-> cursed

{adj: bootlicking, fawning, obsequious, sycophantic, toadyish} attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery

{adj: bootlicking, fawning, sycophantic, toadyish} attempting to win favor by flattery

{adj: capitalistic, capitalist} favoring or practicing capitalism
<-> socialistic

{adj: classless, egalitarian} favoring social equality
"a classless society"

{adj: complaisant, obliging} showing a cheerful willingness to do favors for others
"to close one's eyes like a complaisant husband whose wife has taken a lover"
"the obliging waiter was in no hurry for us to leave"

{adj: cultural} of or relating to the arts and manners that a group favors
"cultural events"
"a person of broad cultural interests"

{adj: ex gratia} as a favor; not compelled by legal right
"ex gratia payments made to nonstriking workers"

{adj: favored, favorite, favourite, best-loved, pet, preferred, preferent} preferred above all others and treated with partiality
"the favored child"

{adj: favored, fortunate, golden} supremely favored or fortunate
"golden lads and girls all must / like chimney sweepers come to dust"

{adj: fine-looking, good-looking, better-looking, handsome, well-favored, well-favoured} pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion
"a fine-looking woman"
"a good-looking man"
"better-looking than her sister"
"very pretty but not so extraordinarily handsome"- Thackeray
"our southern women are well-favored"- Lillian Hellman

{adj: golden, favorable, favourable, lucky, prosperous} favoring or bringing good luck
"a favorable time to ask for a raise"
"lucky stars"
"a prosperous moment to make a decision"

{adj: gracious} disposed to bestow favors
"thanks to the gracious gods"

{adj: ill-favored, ill-favoured} usually used of a face
"an ill-favored countenance"

{adj: indebted} owing gratitude or recognition to another for help or favors etc

{adj: ingratiating, insinuating, ingratiatory} calculated to please or gain favor
"a smooth ingratiating manner"

{adj: ingratiating} capable of winning favor
"with open arms and an ingratiating smile"

{adj: liberalistic} having or demonstrating belief in the essential goodness of man and the autonomy of the individual; favoring civil and political liberties, government by law with the consent of the governed, and protection from arbitrary authority

{adj: liberal} having political or social views favoring reform and progress

{adj: most-favored-nation} of or relating to a commercial treaty where two nations agree to accord each other the same favorable terms that would be offered in treaties with any other nation

{adj: neutral} not supporting or favoring either side in a war, dispute, or contest

{adj: on the fence, undecided} characterized by indecision
"some who had been on the fence came out in favor of the plan"
"too many voters still declare they are undecided"

{adj: passive} expressing that the subject of the sentence is the patient of the action denoted by the verb
"academics seem to favor passive sentences"
<-> active

{adj: personal} concerning or affecting a particular person or his or her private life and personality
"a personal favor"
"for your personal use"
"personal papers"
"I have something personal to tell you"
"a personal God"
"he has his personal bank account and she has hers"
<-> impersonal

{adj: popular} regarded with great favor, approval, or affection especially by the general public
"a popular tourist attraction"
"a popular girl"
"cabbage patch dolls are no longer popular"
<-> unpopular

{adj: prejudicial, prejudicious} tending to favor preconceived ideas
"the presence of discriminatory or prejudicial attitudes in the white population"

{adj: progestational} preceding and favoring gestation; of or relating to physiological changes associated with ovulation and formation of the corpus luteum

{adj: progressive, reformist, reform-minded} favoring or promoting reform (often by government action)

{adj: progressive} favoring or promoting progress
"progressive schools"
<-> regressive

{adj: pro} in favor of (an action or proposal etc.)
"a pro vote"
<-> anti

{adj: sweetheart} privileged treatment of a favored person or corporation (sometimes unethically)
"another sweetheart deal based on political influence"

{adj: unfortunate} not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune
"an unfortunate turn of events"
"an unfortunate decision"
"unfortunate investments"
"an unfortunate night for all concerned"
<-> fortunate

{adj: upset} used of an unexpected defeat of a team favored to win
"the Bills' upset victory over the Houston Oilers"

{adj: weighted} adjusted to reflect value or proportion
"votes weighted according to the size of constituencies"
"a law weighted in favor of landlords"
"a weighted average"

{adv: fairly, fair, evenhandedly} without favoring one party, in a fair evenhanded manner
"deal fairly with one another"

{adv: pro, in favor of, in favor, in favour of, in favour} favoring a proposition, opinion, etc.;
<-> con

{n: A-list} a list of names of specially favored people
"the boss gave me his A-list of people we should try to recruit"

{n: Carew, Thomas Carew} Englishman and Cavalier poet whose lyric poetry was favored by Charles I (1595-1639)

{n: Democratic-Republican Party} a former major political party in the United States in the early 19th century; opposed the old Federalist party; favored a strict interpretation of the constitution in order to limit the powers of the federal government

{n: Edwy, Eadwig} King of England who was renounced by Northumbria in favor of his brother Edgar (died in 959)

{n: Federalist Party, American Federalist Party, Federal Party} a major political party in the United States in the early 19th century; founded by Alexander Hamilton; favored a strong centralized government

{n: Federalist} a member of a former political party in the United States that favored a strong centralized federal government

{n: Gallicanism} a religious movement originating among the French Roman Catholic clergy that favored the restriction of papal control and the achievement by each nation of individual administrative autonomy of the church

{n: Laocoon} (Greek mythology) the priest of Apollo who warned the Trojans to beware of Greeks bearing gifts when they wanted to accept the Trojan Horse; a god who favored the Greeks (Poseidon or Athena) sent snakes who coiled around Laocoon and his two twin sons killing them

{n: Loyalist Volunteer Force} a terrorist group formed in 1996 in Northern Ireland; seeks to prevent the peace process; murders Catholics and any Protestant leaders who favor peace

{n: Lysenko, Trofim Denisovich Lysenko} Soviet geneticist whose adherence to Lamarck's theory of evolution was favored by Stalin (1898-1976)

{n: Mary Queen of Scots, Mary Stuart} queen of Scotland from 1542 to 1567; as a Catholic she was forced to abdicate in favor of her son and fled to England where she was imprisoned by Elizabeth I; when Catholic supporters plotted to put her on the English throne she was tried and executed for sedition (1542-1587)

{n: Peziza domicilina} a discomycetous fungus of the genus Peziza; the fragile fruiting body is a ghostly white but stains yellow when broken; favors strongly alkaline habitats

{n: Tory} an American who favored the British side during the American Revolution

{n: ableism, ablism, able-bodiedism, able-bodism} discrimination in favor of the able-bodied

{n: abnegation, self-abnegation, denial, self-denial, self-renunciation} renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others

{n: abolitionist, emancipationist} a reformer who favors abolishing slavery

{n: accommodation endorser} a person who endorses a promissory note without compensation or benefit but simply as a favor to the borrower

{n: alternative birth, alternative birthing} a method of childbirth that avoids intrusive high-tech medicine in favor of more natural and homely settings

{n: anarchism} a political theory favoring the abolition of governments

{n: apostasy, renunciation, defection} the state of having rejected your religious beliefs or your political party or a cause (often in favor of opposing beliefs or causes)

{n: ardor, ardour, elan, zeal} a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause)
"they were imbued with a revolutionary ardor"
"he felt a kind of religious zeal"

{n: autocracy} a political theory favoring unlimited authority by a single individual

{n: backscratcher} someone who is willing to trade favors or services for mutual advantage

{n: beat generation, beats, beatniks} a United States youth subculture of the 1950s; rejected possessions or regular work or traditional dress; for communal living and psychedelic drugs and anarchism; favored modern forms of jazz (e.g., bebop)

{n: blacklist, black book, shitlist} a list of people who are out of favor

{n: blarney, coaxing, soft soap, sweet talk} flattery designed to gain favor

{n: cattle, cows, kine, oxen, Bos taurus} domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age
"so many head of cattle"
"wait till the cows come home"
"seven thin and ill-favored kine"- Bible
"a team of oxen"

{n: chokecherry, chokecherry tree, Prunus virginiana} a common wild cherry of eastern North America having small bitter black berries favored by birds

{n: classicism, classicalism} a movement in literature and art during the 17th and 18th centuries in Europe that favored rationality and restraint and strict forms
"classicism often derived its models from the ancient Greeks and Romans"
<-> Romanticism

{n: communism} a political theory favoring collectivism in a classless society

{n: cracker, snapper, cracker bonbon} a party favor consisting of a paper roll (usually containing candy or a small favor) that pops when pulled at both ends

{n: culture} the tastes in art and manners that are favored by a social group

{n: default judgment, default judgement, judgment by default, judgement by default} a judgment entered in favor of the plaintiff when the defendant defaults (fails to appear in court)

{n: democracy} the political orientation of those who favor government by the people or by their elected representatives

{n: despite} contemptuous disregard
"she wanted neither favor nor despite"

{n: disfavor, disfavour} the state of being out of favor
"he is in disfavor with the king"

{n: don't-know} a person who responds `I don't know' in a public opinion poll
"70% in favor, 13% opposed and 17% don't-knows"

{n: dovishness} any political orientation favoring compromise to avoid conflict
<-> hawkishness

{n: experimentalism} an orientation that favors experimentation and innovation
"the children of psychologists are often raised in an atmosphere of experimentalism"

{n: extremism} any political theory favoring immoderate uncompromising policies

{n: eyedness} the property of favoring one eye over the other (as in taking aim)

{n: father} a person who holds an important or distinguished position in some organization
"the tennis fathers ruled in her favor"
"the city fathers endorsed the proposal"

{n: favor, favour} a feeling of favorable regard

{n: favor, favour} an act of gracious kindness

{n: favor, favour} an advantage to the benefit of someone or something
"the outcome was in his favor"

{n: favor, favour} an inclination to approve
"that style is in favor this season"

{n: favorite son, favourite son} a politician favored mainly in his or her home state

{n: favorite, favourite} something regarded with special favor or liking
"that book is one of my favorites"

{n: favoritism, favouritism} an inclination to favor some person or group

{n: flower people, hippies, hipsters} a youth subculture (mostly from the middle class) originating in San Francisco in the 1960s; advocated universal love and peace and communes and long hair and soft drugs; favored acid rock and progressive rock music

{n: footedness} the property of favoring one foot over the other (as in kicking a ball)

{n: grace, grace of God, free grace} (Christian theology) the free and unmerited favor or beneficence of God
"God's grace is manifested in the salvation of sinners"
"there but for the grace of God go I"

{n: hawkishness} any political orientation favoring aggressive policies
<-> dovishness

{n: heterosexism} discrimination in favor of heterosexual and against homosexual people

{n: inclination, disposition, tendency} an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others
"he had an inclination to give up too easily"
"a tendency to be too strict"

{n: informing, ratting} to furnish incriminating evidence to an officer of the law (usually in return for favors)

{n: ingratiation, insinuation} the act of gaining acceptance or affection for yourself by persuasive and subtle blandishments
"she refused to use insinuation in order to gain favor"

{n: liberal, liberalist, progressive} a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties
<-> conservative

{n: liberalism} a political orientation that favors progress and reform

{n: liberality, liberalness} an inclination to favor progress and individual freedom

{n: liberal} a person who favors an economic theory of laissez-faire and self-regulating markets

{n: lobbyist} someone who tries to persuade legislators to vote for bills that the lobbyists favor

{n: logrolling} act of exchanging favors for mutual gain; especially trading of influence or votes among legislators to gain passage of certain projects

{n: mother's daughter} a daughter who is favored by and similar to her mother

{n: non prosequitur, non pros} a judgment entered in favor of the defendant when the plaintiff has not continued his action (e.g., has not appeared in court)

{n: obligation, indebtedness} a personal relation in which one is indebted for a service or favor

{n: obliger, accommodator} someone who performs a service or does a favor

{n: old boy network} an exclusive informal network linking members of a social class or profession or organization in order to provide connections and information and favors (especially in business or politics)
"professional women have developed an old boy network of their own"

{n: old school} a class of people favoring traditional ideas

{n: partiality, partisanship} an inclination to favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives
<-> impartiality

{n: party favor, party favour, favor, favour} souvenir consisting of a small gift given to a guest at a party

{n: patronage} (politics) granting favors or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support

{n: peace march} a protest march against (a particular) war and in favor of peace

{n: petitioner, suppliant, supplicant, requester} one praying humbly for something
"a suppliant for her favors"

{n: power broker, powerbroker} a person who is important by virtue of the people or votes they control
"a power broker who does you a favor will expect you to return it"

{n: predilection, preference, orientation} a predisposition in favor of something
"a predilection for expensive cars"
"his sexual preferences"
"showed a Marxist orientation"

{n: preference} grant of favor or advantage to one over another (especially to a country or countries in matters of international trade, such as levying duties)

{n: prepossession} the condition of being prepossessed
"the king's prepossession in my favor is very valuable"

{n: prevailing party} the party in a lawsuit who obtains a judgment in their own favor

{n: progressivism} the political orientation of those who favor progress toward better conditions in government and society

{n: proposition} an offer for a private bargain (especially a request for sexual favors)

{n: pro} an argument in favor of a proposal
<-> con

{n: radicalism} the political orientation of those who favor revolutionary change in government and society

{n: realism, pragmatism} the attribute of accepting the facts of life and favoring practicality and literal truth

{n: seduction, conquest} an act of winning the love or sexual favor of someone

{n: segregationism} a political orientation favoring political or racial segregation

{n: solidity, solidness} the quality of being solid and reliable financially or factually or morally
"the solidity of the evidence worked in his favor"
"the solidness of her faith gave her enduring hope"

{n: special interest} an individual or group who are concerned with some particular part of the economy and who try to influence legislators or bureaucrats to act in their favor

{n: turn, good turn} a favor for someone
"he did me a good turn"

{n: vote, ballot, voting, balloting} a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative
"there were only 17 votes in favor of the motion"

{v: activate, aerate} aerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter

{v: bribe, corrupt, buy, grease one's palms} make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence
"This judge can be bought"

{v: buy off, pay off} pay someone with influence in order to receive a favor

{v: curry favor, curry favour, court favor, court favour} seek favor by fawning or flattery
"This employee is currying favor with his superordinates"

{v: decide, settle, resolve, adjudicate} bring to an end ; settle conclusively
"The case was decided"
"The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff"
"The father adjudicated when the sons were quarreling over their inheritance"

{v: fall} pass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind
"fall into a trap"
"She fell ill"
"They fell out of favor"
"Fall in love"
"fall asleep"
"fall prey to an imposter"
"fall into a strange way of thinking"
"she fell to pieces after she lost her work"

{v: favor, favour} consider as the favorite
"The local team was favored"

{v: favor, favour} treat gently or carefully

{v: fawn, toady, truckle, bootlick, kowtow, kotow, suck up} try to gain favor by cringing or flattering
"He is always kowtowing to his boss"

{v: hook, solicit, accost} approach with an offer of sexual favors
"he was solicited by a prostitute"
"The young man was caught soliciting in the park"

{v: ingratiate} gain favor with somebody by deliberate efforts

{v: lobby, buttonhole} detain in conversation by or as if by holding on to the outer garments of ; as for political or economic favors

{v: logroll} work toward the passage of some legislation by exchanging political favors such as trading votes

{v: make} favor the development of
"Practice makes the winner"

{v: manipulate, pull strings, pull wires} influence or control shrewdly or deviously
"He manipulated public opinion in his favor"

{v: oblige, accommodate} provide a service or favor for someone
"We had to oblige him"
<-> disoblige

{v: pay} make a compensation for
"a favor that cannot be paid back"

{v: prefer, favor, favour} promote over another
"he favors his second daughter"

{v: privilege, favor, favour} bestow a privilege upon

{v: protect} use tariffs to favor domestic industry

{v: vouchsafe} promise or agree condescendingly, as a special favor

{v: woo, court} seek someone's favor
"China is wooing Russia"

As researchers, physicians, and caregivers met in Washington for the World Alzheimer Congress, the scientists favoring plaques as the culprit got a first crack at proving their hypothesis.

Despite his earlier pacifism, he spoke in favor of military action against Hitler.

Though not favored to win, few doubt that these teams will become strong contenders as a result of this year's experience.

If global warming favors more El Ni? o and fewer La Ni? a events, for instance, then the distribution of hurricanes will undoubtedly shift.

La Ni? a, by contrast, favors a more easterly flow that allows these clouds to mature into towering turrets, gathering energy as they grow.

Phone networks are now abandoning the old circuit-switching technology in favor of something called Internet Protocol( IP) packet-switching technologies, which make more efficient use of the transmission " pipe " or network.
电话网络正在摈弃旧的线路交换技术,采用一种称为互联网协议( IP )分组交换的技术。这种技术可以更加有效地利用传输管道或网络。

That sex ratio will be favored which maximizes the number of descendants an individual will have and hence the number of gene copies transmitted.

But on other occasions Hardy abandoned a perilous, risky, and highly energizing impulse in favor of what was for him the fatally relaxing impulse to classify and schematize abstractly.

The kind of intelligence favored by the interplay of increasingly smarter catchers and increasingly keener escapers is defined by attention-that aspect of mind carrying consciousness forward from one moment to the next.

Although qualitative variance among nerve energies was never rigidly disproved, the doctrine was generally abandoned in favor of the opposing view, namely, that nerve impulses are essentially homogeneous in quality and are transmitted as "common currency" throughout the nervous system.
虽然神经能量之间存在性质差异的观点从没有遭到严格的驳斥,但该学说普遍被抛弃,人们转而采纳了与之相对立的一个观点,即神经冲击从根本上来说在性质上是毫无二致的,并仿佛象“通用货币”(common currency)一样在神经系统中传输。

Webb argues that the colonial legislative assemblies represented the interests not of the common people but of the colonial upper classes, a coalition of merchants and nobility who favored self-rule and sought to elevate legislative authority at the expense of the executive.

It was, according to Webb, the colonial governors who favored the small farmer, opposed the plantation system, and tried through taxation to break up large holdings of land.

Last week, former president Corazon Aquino, the woman who sparked a revolt that toppled a dictatorship, joined politicians and businessmen calling for the resignation of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. The calls followed allegations that Mrs. Arroyo had rigged the 2004 presidential elections in her favor.

State election officials reported a huge voter turnout on Tuesday. In the days leading up to Election Day, large numbers of voters also turned out to cast their ballots in early voting. In an interview with a Miami television station on Tuesday, before the final results were announced, Florida Governor Jeb Bush said the conventional wisdom that a large voter turnout would favor Democratic Senator John Kerry appeared not to have been the case.

A new public opinion poll shows more Iraqis favor Democratic challenger John Kerry than President Bush, who launched the invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein. But more than half of the 2,000 peopled polled throughout Iraq don't care who wins the U.S. presidency in next week's election.

Senator Kerry hopes to keep it that way to offset the majority of male voters who public opinion polls show favor President Bush."George Bush likes to talk about how being president is hard work," said Mr. Kerry. "Well, before he complains about his job, he ought to spend a day with the women who are struggling hard to get by."

Senator Kerry says President Bush is unable to improve the U.S. economy because he insists on keeping tax cuts that the Democratic challenger says unfairly favor wealthier Americans at the expense of the Middle Class."How can he serve America properly if he can't address America's problems," he said. "It all boils down to this. Twenty four days from now the American dream is on the ballot. And we have to decide, we have to decide Ohio, Loraine County, we have to decide all across this country whether we are going to move this nation of ours forward in a new direction or whether we are going to be stuck with the same bad choice and the same serious mistakes from the last years."
克里参议员说,布什总统无法使美国的经济改善因为他坚持实行减税。这位民主党总统 候选人说,减税政策损害中产阶级的利益,不公平地偏向富人。克里说:“如果不能解决美国存在的问题,他怎么能够很好地为美国服务?一切都归结为这个问题。现在距离大选仅剩二十四天了,美国的梦想取决于投票结果。我们必须做出决定,俄亥俄州洛雷恩郡要做出决定,全国的人民都要做出决定,我们是想让我们的国家朝着一个新的方向向前发展,还是依然坚持同样的错误选择,固守着过去几年来同样的严重错误。”

That is a wider lead for the president from just one month ago, when the same poll found 48 percent favoring Mr. Bush and 45 percent favoring Senator Kerry.

He also cites Russia, which has tightened restrictions on the technology and equipment it supplies for Iran's nuclear energy program but would be reluctant to give up the lucrative contracts. European allies still favor a dialogue and negotiations to dissuade Tehran from its nuclear pursuits even though they appear to be losing patience with Iran's defiant behavior. Washington is pushing for a much tougher approach. The next showdown for Iran is the IAEA meeting in September to review its cooperation on inspections of its facilities. But analysts say Iran probably figures it can buy time before tougher action is taken by assuming there will be no dramatic shift in the international community's strategy before the U.S. presidential elections in November.
他还提到了俄罗斯。俄罗斯开始进一步限制对伊朗核计划提供技术和设备,但它不愿放弃利益丰厚的合同。欧洲国家虽然对伊朗一意孤行的做法感到不满,但还是主张通过对话磋商来说服德黑兰放弃发展核武器。而华盛顿力图采取更加严厉的措施来解决这个问题。伊朗将在9月份面临再次摊牌, 届时,国际原子能机构会对伊朗与其在核设备检查方面的合作情况做出评估。但是分析人士说,伊朗会估计,在11月份美国大选前,国际社会对它发展核武器问题的处理策略不会有太大改变,因此在联合国采取更严厉的行动之前,它还能争取到一些时间。

meet with great favor 受欢迎

F/O in favor of 交付给……,以……为受益人

On the contrary, there are some people in favor of ___. At the same time, they say____.

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