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1 Mr Kan does himself few favours. Though a canny politician, he is a clumsy speaker, with none of Mr Koizumi's razzmatazz.
2 Mr Romney favours sanctions so tight that Iranian leaders would start to feel like those who upheld apartheid in South Africa.
3 In recent years it has played a sordid game, lavishing favours on those-such as exporters, builders and farmers-whose votes and money have kept it in power.
4 Wedding favours are a fantastic way for the bridegroom to thank their guests and it need not be an expensive exercise.
5 They are not embarrassed to ask for favours or tout business propositions at family dinners.
6 patted little old ladies like her patronisingly on the head, while taking wads of money from special interests for whom they would do favours later.
7 Mr Obama has said he favours a ban on assault weapons, of the sort Bill Clinton brought in in 1994 (it has now lapsed).
8 He was about fifteen, and only faintly could one see the first traces of vanity, a product of the favours shown him by women.
9 Since the nobles are more perceptive and cunning, they always have time to save themselves, seeking the favours of the side they believe will prevail.
10 he favours tax reform to encourage them to bequeath their money to their grandchildren, rather than their children.
11 He is anti-feminist and thinks women should be discouraged from pursuing higher education; but he favours a "secular" society, supports abortion and declares himself pro-gay.
12 Although he favours EU integration in many spheres, he does not believe that nation-states are the enemy of Europe.
13 Some people use flattery to get favours.
14 The most ardent critic in Washington, DC, of the relic that favours the uranium business has been Nick Rahall.
15 Spanish preference for single-coloured, enduring governments, despite a proportional voting system that favours regional parties. The second is a deep-seated respect for fiscal orthodoxy.
16 On domestic matters, he favours a stimulus package, but opposes a return to the LDP's big-spending ways.
17 Even if Mr Singh now favours the pursuit of freer trade, Sonia Gandhi, boss of the Congress family firm, with its roots in the countryside, may well overrule him.
18 Yes, Mr Obama favours trying Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of September 11th 2001, in a civilian court.
19 Mr Gration, by contrast, favours a wary but active engagement with Sudan's government in the hope that it will be more co-operative and less brutal in Darfur and the south.
20 Over time, these favours were replaced with almonds to represent wellness in the bride-groom's life.
21 A fragmented regulatory system that hinders the pooling of risks and obstructs the creation of new reinsurance capacity has done American consumers no favours.
22 The influx of cold air on top of warm, moist air favours the sort of deep convection that creates powerful storms, turning moisture in the air into water on the ground very efficiently.
23 Try using a small heart-shaped cutter to stamp out the pastilles, toss in sugar and package into little bags or boxes as wedding favours or Valentine's gifts.
24 They have both touted the benefits of mass euthanasia, though Mr Amis favours giving volunteers "a martini and a medal" whereas Mr Buckley supports more sophisticated incentives such as tax breaks.
25 Hawking said this is why he favours manned - or as he puts it, "personed" - space flight and encourages further study into how to make space colonization possible.
26 His childhood's sense of superiority, instilled into him by the favours of old Mr Earnshaw, was faded away.
27 Businesspeople do not enter politics in order to antagonise the governments on whose patronage, permissions, licences and other favours they depend.
28 This is speculation, of course, but it favours the idea that living things were created in land-locked ponds, rather than at sea, and probably in a volcanic environment.
29 But primarily, because nitrogen is a fertiliser, it favours wild plants that can maximise the use of nitrogen to help them grow.
30 celebrations of the centenary of Handel's birth set a pattern for the next 150 years that did his music no favours.