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favour (obs. or archaic senses are the foll.; 4 and 5 were very common in the 15th-16th cent.)
1. leave, permission, pardon LLL. III. i. 70 “By thy ,” John II. i. 422 “Speak on with ,” H8 I. i. 168, Mac. I. iii. 149, Ham. I. ii. 51 “Your leave and favour.”
2. lenity, leniency Mer.V. IV. i. 387 “that, for this , He presently become a Christian,” 2H6 IV. vii. 72 “Justice with ,” Ant. III. xi. [xiii.] 133, Ven. 257.
3. attraction, charm 2H6 I. ii. 4 “frowning at the f-s of the world,” Ham. IV. v. 188 “turns to and to prettiness,” Oth. IV. iii. 21 “even his . . . frowns . . . have grace and favour in them.”
4. appearance, aspect, look John V. iv. 50 “the and the form Of this most fair occasion,” H5 V. ii. 63, Cæs. I. iii. 129 “the complexion of the element In f-'s† like the work we have in hand” (Ff “Is Fauors, like,” some mod. edd. “is f-ed”), Lr. I. iv. 260.
5. countenance, face Meas. IV. ii. 34 “a good you have,” Troil. I. ii. 99 “a brown ,” Ham. V. i. 213, Sonn. cxiii. 10 “if it see . . . The most sweet or deformed'st creature” ; pl. features 1H4 III. ii. 136, Lr. III. vii. 40.
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