We are familiar with the expression 'by the grace of'. 'Favour' also means grace. So, is it correct to use 'by the favour of'? Consider my sentence:
- I earned the job by the favour of luck.
That is: I earned the job by (the favour of) luck, or "Luck favoured me to get the job."
- I earned my degrees by the favour of circumstances.
I mean, 'Circumstances favoured me to obtain my degrees'.Here 'luck' and 'circumstances' are agents (personifications). How should I express the meaning of the above sentences?