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Countenance meaning

countenance - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. the human face (` kisser' and ` smiler' and ` mug' are informal terms for ` face' and ` phiz' is British)
  2. 2. formal and explicit approval; " a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement"
  3. 3. consent to, give permission; " She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; " I won't let the police search her basement"; " I cannot allow you to see your exam"
  4. 4. To encourage; to favor; to approve; to aid; to abet.
  5. 5. To make a show of; to pretend.
  6. 6. The face; expression of the features; approval; support.
  7. 7. To approve; patronise.

countenance - examples of usage

  1. Not the least sign appears upon his countenance that he is even conscious of what is passing. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. I looked up, and saw him leaning back from the table with his eyes fixed and horror in his countenance. - "The Frozen Pirate", W. Clark Russell.
  3. Already despair could be seen on nearly every countenance. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
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