COUNTENANCE in a Sentence

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countenance
 v.  give sanction or support to; tolerate or approve
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Every time that I closed my eyes I saw before me the distorted baboon-like countenance of the murdered man.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER V. OUR ADVERTISEMENT BRINGS A VISITOR
2  I glanced at my companion, and his face had assumed such a disconsolate expression that it was all I could do to keep my countenance.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER V. OUR ADVERTISEMENT BRINGS A VISITOR
3  Napoleon appeared to change countenance, and sharply ordered Boxer to let the dog go, whereat Boxer lifted his hoof, and the dog slunk away, bruised and howling.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VII
4  UTTERSON the lawyer was a man of a rugged countenance, that was never lighted by a smile; cold, scanty and embarrassed in discourse; backward in sentiment; lean, long, dusty, dreary, and yet somehow lovable.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER STORY OF THE DOOR
5  And with the same grave countenance he hurried through his breakfast and drove to the police station, whither the body had been carried.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER THE CAREW MURDER CASE
6  Even as good shone upon the countenance of the one, evil was written broadly and plainly on the face of the other.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER HENRY JEKYLL'S FULL STATEMENT OF THE CASE
7  In my eyes it bore a livelier image of the spirit, it seemed more express and single, than the imperfect and divided countenance I had been hitherto accustomed to call mine.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER HENRY JEKYLL'S FULL STATEMENT OF THE CASE
8  In short, from that day forth it seemed only by a great effort as of gymnastics, and only under the immediate stimulation of the drug, that I was able to wear the countenance of Jekyll.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER HENRY JEKYLL'S FULL STATEMENT OF THE CASE
9  She had that tenderness for his melancholy fate, that his great red countenance used to break out into cold perspirations when she looked at him.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVI
10  Standing hand-in-hand, they both looked down upon the solemn countenance.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI
11  His countenance bore as little the marks of self-denial, as his habit indicated contempt of worldly splendour.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
12  In other respects, his profession and situation had taught him a ready command over his countenance, which he could contract at pleasure into solemnity, although its natural expression was that of good-humoured social indulgence.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
13  His countenance was therefore fully displayed, and its expression was calculated to impress a degree of awe, if not of fear, upon strangers.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
14  It appeared, indeed, from the countenance of this proprietor, that he was of a frank, but hasty and choleric temper.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
15  It is impossible for language to describe the bitter scowl of rage which rendered yet darker the swarthy countenance of the Templar.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
Example Sentence:
1  Miss Miller was more ordinary; ruddy in complexion, though of a careworn countenance.
2  He refused to countenance such rude behavior on their part.
3  When Jose saw his newborn daughter, a proud smile spread across his countenance.
4  Do not be misled by his saturnine countenance; he is not as gloomy as he looks.
5  Rochester shudder: a singularly marked expression of disgust, horror, hatred, warped his countenance almost to distortion.
6  We will never countenance violence, however serious the threat against us.
7  A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance.