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Be liked or prove acceptable:‘the ballets did not find favour with the public’
- ‘She has found favour not just with Irish audiences but with audiences throughout Britain, Europe, Japan, China, the US and Australia.’
- ‘However researchers also found that although the concept of organic farmed fish found favour with some focus groups, it met resistance from committed organic shoppers.’
- ‘Asian vegetables have found favour with Australian chefs and gardeners alike because not only do they taste fantastic, but they are incredibly quick and easy to grow.’
- ‘The Autumn Show, which is now the biggest of its type in Europe, found favour with the judges, who awarded 22 Premier Awards to the horticultural trade exhibitors.’
- ‘This meant that unless the initiatives being pursued found favour with enough male leaders, they could be crushed before they were ever presented to the membership for approval.’
- ‘Despite intimating that covert CIA involvement in 1952 ultimately directed Vietnam down the path towards war, the film found favour with American critics.’
- ‘Cosmetic dentistry has now found favour among the beauty conscious, especially those who know that a presentable set of teeth is the secret behind a good smile.’
- ‘This model's off-road abilities quickly found favour, notably with rural communities, postal services and telephone and electricity utilities across continental Europe.’
- ‘Among the advertisements that found favour with the judges was the campaign for the Heineken Green Energy Festival, which took place over the May Bank Holiday weekend in Dublin.’
- ‘If cosmetic, commercial reality has found favour, spare a thought for those playwrights who have taken the people's idiom and heightened it with poetic overtones.’
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