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Word: countenance

Definition: approve; support; tolerate; Ex. countenance his rude behavior; N: face; appearance


Sentences Containing 'countenance'

A blush on the countenance of Monsieur the Marquis was no impeachment of his high breeding; it was not from within; it was occasioned by an external circumstance beyond his control the setting sun.
Mr. Bingley was good looking and gentlemanlike; he had a pleasant countenance, and easy, unaffected manners.
Nothing but concern for Elizabeth could enable Bingley to keep his countenance.
His appearance was greatly in his favor; he had all the best part of beauty, a fine countenance, a good figure, and very pleasing address.
``I want to know,''said she, with a countenance no less smiling than her sister's,``what you have learned about Mr. Wickham.
He spoke of apprehension and anxiety, but his countenance expressed real security.
His countenance, voice, and manner had established him at once in the possession of every virtue.
there is such an expression of goodness in his countenance!
``To be sure, Lizzy,''said her aunt,``he is not so handsome as Wickham; or, rather, he has not Wickham's countenance, for his features are perfectly good.
And there is something of dignity in his countenance that would not give one an unfavourable idea of his heart.
Their taking her home, and affording her their personal protection and countenance, is such a sacrifice to her advantage as years of gratitude can not enough acknowledge.
His countenance rather gained in austerity; and he scarcely opened his lips.
The turn of your countenance I shall never forget, as you said that I could not have addressed you in any possible way that would induce you to accept me.''
At most, they give only a cheap vote, and a feeble countenance and Godspeed, to the right, as it goes by them.
After which he removed his countenance and I saw it no more for some seconds; then it came around once more, and this question greeted me`Are you Horace Bigsby's cub?'
Suddenly Edmond saw the gloomy, pale, and threatening countenance of Fernand, as it was defined in the shadow.
Danglars shuddered at this unexpected attack, and turned to Caderousse, whose countenance he scrutinized, to try and detect whether the blow was premeditated; but he read nothing but envy in a countenance already rendered brutal and stupid by drunkenness.
Strange shadows passed over the countenance of the dead man, and at times gave it the appearance of life.
The French government, without protecting them openly, as you know, gave countenance to volunteer assistance.
said the Englishman with an expression of curiosity, which a close observer would have been astonished at discovering in his phlegmatic countenance.
That man made a deep impression on me; I shall never forget his countenance!''
At this moment Emmanuel entered, his countenance full of animation and joy.
``Nay,''said she,``do not smile; it ill accords with the expression of your countenance, and I am sure it does not spring from your heart.
While his wife was speaking, Villefort had narrowly watched the old man's countenance.
At the same time Mercedes reappeared, paler than before, but with that imperturbable expression of countenance which she sometimes wore.
Then I understood from your countenance there was more to fear than I had thought.
Something like a smile was perceptible on Madame de Villefort's countenance.
My father looked at his watch, and paced up and down with a countenance expressive of the greatest anguish.
``I countenance nothing that is marvellous, M. Albert.
His misery was depicted in sinister lines on his countenance.
The countenance of this man, who possessed such extraordinary control over his feelings, expressed the most perfect cordiality.
A shade of melancholy gravity overspread his countenance, which was not natural to him.
Villefort, closely watching his countenance and his lips, awaited the result of the examination.
I like a favorable reception; it expands the countenance, and those around me do not then appear so ugly.
He turned towards Noirtier; the pallor and anguish expressed on his countenance momentarily increased.
The same impression was experienced by all present, and no one was deceived by the expression of his countenance.
Morrel turned away to conceal the confusion of his countenance.
At the expiration of ten minutes the clerk returned with a beaming countenance.
``It is well,''said Monte Cristo whose countenance brightened at these words;``you wish you are inflexible.
Hast Thou ever seen me of more doleful countenance on that account?
An angry countenance is much against nature, and it is oftentimes the proper countenance of them that are at the point of death.
And how well you fit in 'The Knight of the Rueful Countenance' into the signature.
Mr. Omer looked at me, with a steady countenance, and shook his head.
I believe there never was anybody with such an imperturbable countenance when she chose.
I was going on at a great rate, with a clenched hand, and a most enthusiastic countenance; but it was quite unnecessary to proceed.
I submitted; and, with a countenance as expressive as I was able to make it of dejected and despairing constancy, came out of the room.
I observed by his countenance that he was in some perplexity, and at a loss how to begin what he had to speak.
Affected by the solemnity of the scene, there was a wondering gaze of incredulous curiosity in his countenance.
Sometimes these tufts impart a rather brigandish expression to his otherwise solemn countenance.
At most, they give up only a cheap vote, and a feeble countenance and Godspeed, to the right, as it goes by them.

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