favorite son


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a United States politician favored mainly in his or her home state

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It was incredible - a farewell to a favorite son - right-fielder Paul O'Neill.
Although he was the third son of King John I of Portugal and Queen Philippa, the daughter of John of Gaunt, Henry was the king's favorite son.
Third and favorite son of David, king of Israel and Judah.
She is expelled from the church but is readmitted after her confidence has been shaken by the death of her favorite son and by a vision of Christ's suffering.
Thunder Bay's fame has also grown with the success of favorite son Steve Collins in ski jumping.
Annals of the Big Time: Although it will not reach bookstores for another month, Favorite Son, a novel by Steve Sohmer, can be already described as a best-seller, and an instructive one at that.
The youngest son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, he was nicknamed " Lackland, " because he had not shared in the division of Henry's territory; he was probably Henry's favorite son, however, and his subsequent rebellion against his father broke the old king's heart.
On Wall Street, we find that EMC continues to be the brokerage bunch's favorite son.
In a Facebook post, Baste said he really loved being his father's favorite son.
SYDNEY The "Borat" juggernaut had slowed somewhat by the time Kazakhstan's least favorite son arrived Down Under.
Former Alva dread and Pacifica's own favorite son, Chris Cook, gave an emotional address at the opening ceremonies where he was honored as the project's head designer.
Ken Burns Jazz Collections (2000) Public Broadcasting's favorite son admitted that he knew little about jazz when he began this project, but in the course of producing a 19-hour film (Jazz, 10-disc DVD), the inevitable companion book (Jazz: A History of Music, by Geoffery Ward), and a five-CD box set (Ken Burns Jazz: The Story of American Music), Burns has certainly earned a graduate degree in America's most important musical idiom.
Occasionally, early modern artisans did write of personal sentiment, as when the tanner Parets broke his cataloguing of events and lists of names to turn inward and mourn the loss of his wife and favorite son during Barcelona's plague of 1651.
Of the six performances, none were more eagerly anticipated than the first two, which featured the Colon's favorite son and daughter in Zarko Prebil's take on the Petipa classic, a Colon staple since 1980.