COUNTENANCE's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of countenance
Definition:
v. give sanction or support to; tolerate or approve
Example:
He refused to countenance such rude behavior on their part.
Sentence in Classic:
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 Context
His voice was as smooth and suave as his countenance, as he advanced with a plump little hand extended, murmuring his regret for having missed us at his first visit.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
He wore long, white garments; he had wings which reached from his shoulders to the earth; his countenance was severe and grave; and in his hand he held a sword, broad and glittering.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen Context
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 Context
Now, as he talked to his brother of a matter bound to be exceedingly disagreeable to him, knowing that the eyes of many people might be fixed upon him, he kept a smiling countenance, as though he were jesting with his brother about something of little moment.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The waiter, who was busy with a party of engineers dining in the dining hall, came several times with an irate countenance in answer to her summons, and could not avoid carrying out her orders, as she gave them with such gracious insistence that there was no evading her.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Trying not to make a noise, they walked into the dark reading room, where under the shaded lamps there sat a young man with a wrathful countenance, turning over one journal after another, and a bald general buried in a book.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
He could remain silent for hours without being at all put out of countenance himself or making others uncomfortable, but as soon as the conversation concerned himself he would begin to talk circumstantially and with evident satisfaction.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
He received the two travellers with polite indifference, which put Candide a little out of countenance, but was not at all disagreeable to Martin.
Candide By Voltaire Context
Steerforth continued his protection of me, and proved a very useful friend; since nobody dared to annoy one whom he honoured with his countenance.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
The more I thought of the fight, and recalled the pale young gentleman on his back in various stages of puffy and incrimsoned countenance, the more certain it appeared that something would be done to me.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context