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Definition of Countenance

  • Appearance or expression of the face; look; aspect; mien.
  • The face; the features.
  • Approving or encouraging aspect of face; hence, favor, good will, support; aid; encouragement.
  • To encourage; to favor; to approve; to aid; to abet.
  • the appearance conveyed by a person's face
  • the human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are informal terms for `face' and `phiz' is British)
  • formal and explicit approval
  • consent to, give permission

How to use countenance in a sentence. Countenance pronunciation.

And if we go on to countenance such open and flagrant Defiances of Almighty God, have we not great Reason to fear his heavy Judgments will consume us?
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Can any who have a true Concern for the Honour of Almighty God, give Countenance and Support to such Entertainments whereby he is so dishonour'd and affronted, though they could suppose themselves above the Danger of being the worse for them, which they can never be?
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A _Full_ House is the very _Life_ of the Stage, and keeps it in Countenance, whereas _thin Audiences_ would, in time, make it dwindle to nothing.
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For all that, he had by no means a truculent countenance.
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Louise went from the room and remained invisible till just before dinner, when she came down with a grave and rather haughty countenance.
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Her countenance was disturbed, she seemed to be putting a restraint upon herself, and only with great effort to subdue her voice.
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Louise, keeping a very grave countenance, told him rapidly all that had befallen since his departure from home in the morning.
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Louise became light-hearted and mirthful; her companion, though less abandoned to the mood of the moment, wore a hopeful countenance.
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This chat would have been restful and enjoyable but for a most unfortunate remark that fell from the elder lady, a perfectly innocent mention of something her husband had told her, but, secretly, so disturbing Mrs. Mumford that, after hearing it, she got away as soon as possible, and walked quickly home with dark countenance.
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I saw a peculiar expression on her countenance, and I asked no more questions, but sat down to the dinner table and turned over my plate, and there saw a letter she had put beneath it; and as soon as I saw the hand-writing I felt, there is money in this, though, of all sources, this was from the one least expected.
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I talked to her through an interpreter and was satisfied from what she said, as well as from her countenance, that she was the one I was searching for.
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He was permitted to convey the glad news to him, and see a heavenly smile light up his countenance as he passed away with his earnest prayer gratified.
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I'll praise my Maker while I've breath_;" "and after singing it with a countenance all a-glow, through the sunshine of heaven upon his soul, he knelt down and prayed.
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The same uneasiness was visible on the countenance of the Empress; and this state of constraint and mutual embarrassment soon became sufficiently evident to be remarked by all, and rendered the stay at Fontainebleau extremely sad and depressing.
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The Emperor sat in silence, his eyes fastened on his plate, while from time to time convulsive movements agitated his countenance; and if he happened to raise his eyes, glanced stealthily at the Empress with unmistakable signs of distress.
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The Emperor made a sign in the affirmative, and, with deep grief depicted on his countenance, held out his hand to his adopted son.
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In the evening, when he had just retired, as I was awaiting his last orders, the door opened, and the Empress entered, her hair in disorder, and her countenance showing great agitation.
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Nancy sat in a very upright position, displeasure plain upon her countenance.
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Nor could he be regarded as emasculate; his movements merely disguised the natural vigour of a manly frame, and his conversational trifling hinted an intellectual reserve, a latent power of mind, obvious enough in the lines of his countenance.
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She durst not watch him, but a change of his countenance was distinctly perceptible, and for the moment caused her a keen gratification.
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Examples of Countenance

Example #1
Her Royal Presence, since Her happy Accession to the Throne.
Example #2
Are we not also loudly called upon to lay aside this prophane Diversion, by the late dreadful Storm, terrible beyond that which we are told was felt in the Year 1636?
Example #3
Can Persons who know 'tis generally allowed, that the Infidelity and Looseness of the Age is very much owing to the Play-Houses; who have observed, that the Zeal of particular Persons have decreased, and their Strictness of Life abated, by their going to Plays; and do think that the Gospel obliges them to discourage, by their Reproof and Example, Sin in their Neighbours, to endeavour, according to their Advantages and Opportunities, to further their spiritual Welfare, and to be _Lights_ to lead others in their Duty and Way to Heaven?
Example #4
Can sincere Christians encourage and assist, by their Presence and Purses, Men in committing such Practices, and in their living by a Profession, which, as it is managed, is so inconsistent with Christianity?
Example #5
And tho' he should be so Happy as never to smile at a _Prophane Jest_, nor join in Applauding a _Vitious_ Play; yet, will that exempt him from a Share of that _Guilt_ which his Presence and Purse has help'd to support?
Example #6
If a Man talks to them of leaving the Plays, they wonder what he means, and are ready to take him for a Madman.