Which preposition to use with favourite

of Occurrences 273%

"I had now become the general favourite of the boys.

with Occurrences 197%

He was indeed not averse to society, though he had seemed thus to fly from it; and was so great a favourite with his neighbours, that his cell would have been thronged with visitors, but for the difficulty of the approach to it.

in Occurrences 37%

There was no doubt about his being a popular favourite in Quebec during the three years he spent there as colonel of the 7th Fusiliers.

at Occurrences 22%

He passed thro' life in a calm of prosperity and honour, beloved by his equals, reverenced by his inferiors, and a favourite at court; but when he was about seventy years of age, this life of undisturbed tranquility, was sacrificed to the resentment of a villain, and a catastrophe of the most tragical kind closed the days of this worthy man.

among Occurrences 21%

He was a fine soldier and a favourite among his men, and he died as a good cavalryman would wish, shot through the head when leading his squadron in a glorious charge.

as Occurrences 9%

* But grant, the virtues of a temperate prime Bless with an age exempt from scorn or crime; An age that melts with unperceived decay, And glides in modest innocence away; Whose peaceful day Benevolence endears, Whose night congratulating Conscience cheers; The general favourite as the general friend: Such age there is, and who shall wish its end?

to Occurrences 9%

Ladies that can resolve to make love thus extempore, may pass unobserved, especially if they can content themselves with low life, where fear may oblige their favourites to secrecy: there wants only a very lewd constitution, a very bad heart, and a moderate understanding, to make this conduct easy: and I do not doubt it has been practised by many prudes beside her I am now speaking of.

for Occurrences 5%

The king, greatly grieved at the prospect of losing his favourite for so long (the journey to Mecca takes at least a year), hastily asked the reason of his making this journey.

on Occurrences 4%

" {55b} The Campus Nisaeus, a large plain in Media, near the Caspian mountains, was famous for breeding the finest horses, which were allotted to the use of kings only; or, according to Xenophon, those favourites on whom the sovereign thought proper to bestow them.

from Occurrences 4%

The following particulars relating to this poem, which I have extracted from the letter of Dr. Strean before referred to, cannot fail to gratify that numerous class of readers with whom it has been a favourite from their earliest years.

by Occurrences 4%

"Go," said he to them, "salute the pope in my name; hear his apostolical precepts; but take care to bring none of his new inventions into my kingdom." Finding, however, that it would be easier for him to elude than oppose the efforts of Calixtus, he gave his ambassadors orders to gain the pope and his favourites by liberal presents and promises.

than Occurrences 3%

On his return from this expedition, which he had conducted with an heroic energy and simplicity, Major Washington was a greater favourite than ever with the lady of Castlewood.

out Occurrences 3%

She must be a strange Princess if she can pick a favourite out of them; and as she will be one day Queen, and they say has an influence over her husband, I wonder they don't think fit to place women about her with a little common sense.

amongst Occurrences 2%

vii., p. 432,) and is there stated to be a great favourite amongst the old 'Deyghn Layrocks,' (Anglice, the 'Larks of Dean,' in the forest of Rossendale,) 'who sing it to one of the easy-going psalm-tunes with much gusto.'

into Occurrences 2%

I wonder if Balzac did dream of transposing the Roman Emperor and his favourite into modern life.

under Occurrences 2%

It is in the law of her free power to do it: sometimes to shew her favourites under a cloud, and poor, and again to restore to them their ornaments.

above Occurrences 1%

'This sentiment, (says Mr. Mickle,) which is to be found in his Introduction to the World displayed, I, in my Dissertation prefixed to the Lusiad, have controverted; and though authours are said to be bad judges of their own works, I am not ashamed to own to a friend, that that dissertation is my favourite above all that I ever attempted in prose.

throughout Occurrences 1%

Mrs. Myres (wife of the incumbent), who is a great favourite throughout the district, is one of the teachers.

between Occurrences 1%

It plays no favourites between the honest and the dishonest; the thrifty and the shiftless.

after Occurrences 1%

[Illustration] PLATE 13 Krishna with his Favourite after leaving the Dance Illustration to the Bhagavala Purana Kangra, Punjab Hills, c. 1790 J.K. Mody collection, Bombay Besides Purkhu, at least two other master-artists worked at Kangra towards the end of the eighteenth centuryone, responsible for the present picture and Plates 14 and 15, being still unknown.

over Occurrences 1%

B is really the second favourite over the country as a whole, but A is the first favourite.

Which preposition to use with  favourite