e.g.His efforts to improve the situation are to be applauded.
e.g.The suggestion to close the road has found favor with local people.
e.g.Mr.Williams is a conservative who advocates fewer government controls on business.
in favor of
e.g.Some people are in favor of reform,and others have concerns.
be side with
e.g.I think a life of man grows during unceasing learning and we should respect and be side with the person who has the will of learning.
e.g.Motherhood has both its pros and cons.
e.g.For example,the Boy Scouts of America allows more than 100 different merit badges to be earned, each focused on a specific topic such as Plant Sci- ence or Lifesaving.
e.g.Take into account your own strengths and weaknesses.
e.g.If you see obstacles as opportunities rather than difficulties then you can turn them to your ad- vantage.
e.g.I enjoyed the great benefit of his instructions concerning the matter.
e.g.We have derived a great deal of benefit from her advice.
e.g.Your patience and tolerance stem from your self-reliance.
e.g.The arguments against these techniques did not originate from my Administration.
e.g.The idea grew from a remark made unthinking- ly by chairman.
a source of
e.g.In conclusion,our job is important.It is not only a source of income,but also a source of pride and achievement.
give rise to
e.g.Limited resources,whether they are budget- ary,human,or material,are what most often give rise to competing interests and create the need for negotiation.
e.g.This mentalist yearn easily trigger a large-scale consumption campaign.
e.g.There was one teacher who really ignited my interest in words.
e.g.The insecticide used on some weeds can cause health problems.
e.g.The labor secretary said the reforms would generate new jobs.
e.g.The traffic accident was allegedly due to neg- ligence.
e.g.Thanks to these donations,the poorest of the poor are receiving the best-quality medicines on offer.
e.g.Owing to the help from his comrades,he has made rapid progress.
e.g.Because of the snow,the pilot had to land the plane at an airport in another city.
by virtue of
e.g.She got the job by virtue of her great experi- ence.
in light of
e.g.Europeans will need to assess,in light of their geopolitical marginalization,whether the union really serves their interests,or whether they would be better off as separate states.
e.g.Mild acute stress can actually be beneficial-it can spur you into action,motivate and energize you.
e.g.And while strength may be instrumental in win- ning respect,it has nothing to do with winning af- fection.
e.g.Your experiences may well be helpful to other readers,and to me.
e.g.What we hope is that the development of rela- tions between any countries should be conducive to maintaining world peace and promoting common development.
e.g.The terms of the agreement are favorable to both sides.
e.g.The new airport will facilitate the development of tourism.
e.g.A problem for manufacturers is that lighter cars tend to be noisy.
be prone to
e.g.Tired drivers were found to be particularly prone to ignore warning signs.
be inclined to
e.g.Americans probably won't be inclined to make such commitments until they see improvement in the labor market.
have a tendency to
e.g.The numbers also have a tendency to swing wildly,as this week's trading has demonstrated.