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countenance
used in Henry IV, Part 2

7 uses
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1  —3 uses as in:
giving countenance
Definition
to tolerate, approve, or show favor or support
  • I beseech you, sir, to countenance William Visor of Woncot against Clement Perkes of the hill.
    5.1 -- Act 5 Scene 1 -- Gloucestershire. Shallow's house (40% in)
countenance = approve
  • If that rebellion Came like itself, in base and abject routs, Led on by bloody youth, guarded with rags, And countenanced by boys and beggary, I say, if damn'd commotion so appear'd, In his true, native, and most proper shape, You, reverend father, and these noble lords Had not been here, to dress the ugly form Of base and bloody insurrection With your fair honours.
    4.1 -- Act 4 Scene 1 -- Yorkshire. Gaultree Forest (18% in)
  • The knave is mine honest friend, sir; therefore, I beseech your worship, let him be countenanced.
    5.1 -- Act 5 Scene 1 -- Gloucestershire. Shallow's house (56% in)

There are no more uses of "countenance" flagged with this meaning in Henry IV, Part 2.

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?  —4 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • I grant your worship that he is a knave, sir; but yet, God forbid, sir, but a knave should have some countenance at his friend's request.
    5.1 -- Act 5 Scene 1 -- Gloucestershire. Shallow's house (47% in)
  • That man that sits within a monarch's heart, And ripens in the sunshine of his favour, Would he abuse the countenance of the king, Alack, what mischiefs might he set abroach In shadow of such greatness!
    4.2 -- Act 4 Scene 2 -- Another part of the forest (12% in)
  • O, who shall believe But you misuse the reverence of your place, Employ the countenance and grace of heaven, As a false favourite doth his prince's name, In deeds dishonourable?
    4.2 -- Act 4 Scene 2 -- Another part of the forest (20% in)
  • Stand here by me, Master Robert Shallow; I will make the king do you grace: I will leer upon him as a' comes by; and do but mark the countenance that he will give me.
    5.5 -- Act 5 Scene 5 -- A public place near Westminster Abbey (7% in)

There are no more uses of "countenance" in Henry IV, Part 2.

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