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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.
A shade of melancholy gravity overspread his countenance, which was not natural to him.
Affected by the solemnity of the scene, there was a wondering gaze of incredulous curiosity in his countenance.
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.
And there is something of dignity in his countenance that would not give one an unfavourable idea of his heart.
At most, they give only a cheap vote, and a feeble countenance and Godspeed, to the right, as it goes by them.
At most, they give up only a cheap vote, and a feeble countenance and Godspeed, to the right, as it goes by them.
At the expiration of ten minutes the clerk returned with a beaming countenance.
At the same time Mercedes reappeared, paler than before, but with that imperturbable expression of countenance which she sometimes wore.
At this moment Emmanuel entered, his countenance full of animation and joy.
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.
Hast Thou ever seen me of more doleful countenance on that account?
He spoke of apprehension and anxiety, but his countenance expressed real security.
He turned towards Noirtier; the pallor and anguish expressed on his countenance momentarily increased.
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.
His countenance rather gained in austerity; and he scarcely opened his lips.
His countenance, voice, and manner had established him at once in the possession of every virtue.
His misery was depicted in sinister lines on his countenance.
I believe there never was anybody with such an imperturbable countenance when she chose.
I like a favorable reception; it expands the countenance, and those around me do not then appear so ugly.
I observed by his countenance that he was in some perplexity, and at a loss how to begin what he had to speak.
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 was going on at a great rate, with a clenched hand, and a most enthusiastic countenance; but it was quite unnecessary to proceed.
Morrel turned away to conceal the confusion of his countenance.
Mr. Bingley was good looking and gentlemanlike; he had a pleasant countenance, and easy, unaffected manners.
Mr. Omer looked at me, with a steady countenance, and shook his head.
My father looked at his watch, and paced up and down with a countenance expressive of the greatest anguish.
Nothing but concern for Elizabeth could enable Bingley to keep his countenance.
said the Englishman with an expression of curiosity, which a close observer would have been astonished at discovering in his phlegmatic countenance.
Something like a smile was perceptible on Madame de Villefort's countenance.
Sometimes these tufts impart a rather brigandish expression to his otherwise solemn countenance.
Strange shadows passed over the countenance of the dead man, and at times gave it the appearance of life.
Suddenly Edmond saw the gloomy, pale, and threatening countenance of Fernand, as it was defined in the shadow.
That man made a deep impression on me; I shall never forget his countenance!''
The countenance of this man, who possessed such extraordinary control over his feelings, expressed the most perfect cordiality.
The French government, without protecting them openly, as you know, gave countenance to volunteer assistance.
The same impression was experienced by all present, and no one was deceived by the expression of his countenance.
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.''
The visitors described him as a man about 80 with handsome figure and countenance.
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.
Then I understood from your countenance there was more to fear than I had thought.
there is such an expression of goodness in his countenance!
Villefort, closely watching his countenance and his lips, awaited the result of the examination.
While his wife was speaking, Villefort had narrowly watched the old man's countenance.
``I countenance nothing that is marvellous, M. Albert.
``I want to know,''said she, with a countenance no less smiling than her sister's,``what you have learned about Mr. Wickham.
``It is well,''said Monte Cristo whose countenance brightened at these words;``you wish you are inflexible.
``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.
``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.

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