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countenance
used in David Copperfield

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  • She was a woman in the prime of life; of a severe countenance; and subject (particularly in the arms) to a sort of perpetual measles or fiery rash.
    Chapters 43-45 (23% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The setting sun was glowing on the strange lady, over the garden-fence, and she came walking up to the door with a fell rigidity of figure and composure of countenance that could have belonged to nobody else.
    Chapters 1-3 (8% in)
  • Steerforth continued his protection of me, and proved a very useful friend; since nobody dared to annoy one whom he honoured with his countenance.
    Chapters 7-9 (8% in)
  • They received me and Peggotty in an affectionate manner, and shook hands with Mr. Barkis, who, with his hat on the very back of his head, and a shame-faced leer upon his countenance, and pervading his very legs, presented but a vacant appearance, I thought.
    Chapters 10-12 (10% in)
  • My aunt, with every sort of expression but wonder discharged from her countenance, sat on the gravel, staring at me, until I began to cry; when she got up in a great hurry, collared me, and took me into the parlour.
    Chapters 13-15 (27% in)
  • After a single combat of some duration they returned, and I saw, to my joy, both in Mrs. Crupp's countenance and in my aunt's, that the deed was done.
    Chapters 22-24 (79% in)
  • Traces of deep-seated anguish appeared in my countenance.
    Chapters 25-27 (67% in)
  • Mr. Micawber continued talking as volubly as he could; but not, I thought, without showing, by some marks of concern in his countenance, that he was sensible of sounds in the next room, as of Mrs. Micawber washing her hands, and hurriedly opening and shutting drawers that were uneasy in their action.
    Chapters 25-27 (96% in)
  • 'I am sorry to have heard bad news of Mr. Barkis,' said I. Mr. Omer looked at me, with a steady countenance, and shook his head.
    Chapters 28-30 (79% in)
  • Peggotty was glad to get it for him, and he overwhelmed her with thanks, and went his way up Tottenham Court Road, carrying the flower-pot affectionately in his arms, with one of the most delighted expressions of countenance I ever saw.
    Chapters 34-36 (12% in)
  • 'To be sure there is,' said I. 'But all we can do just now, Mr. Dick, is to keep a cheerful countenance, and not let my aunt see that we are thinking about it.'
    Chapters 34-36 (21% in)
  • In the moment's pause I speak of, I saw Uriah's countenance form itself into a most ill-favoured smile.
    Chapters 34-36 (55% in)
  • I believe there never was anybody with such an imperturbable countenance when she chose.
    Chapters 34-36 (56% in)
  • I was going on at a great rate, with a clenched hand, and a most enthusiastic countenance; but it was quite unnecessary to proceed.
    Chapters 37-39 (12% in)
  • I submitted; and, with a countenance as expressive as I was able to make it of dejected and despairing constancy, came out of the room.
    Chapters 37-39 (38% in)
  • 'Now, I'm not a-going to let myself be run down, Copperfield,' he continued, raising that part of his countenance, where his red eyebrows would have been if he had had any, with malignant triumph, 'and I shall do what I can to put a stop to this friendship.
    Chapters 40-42 (62% in)
  • Dora put his nose to mine, and said 'Boh!' to drive my seriousness away; but, not succeeding, ordered him into his Pagoda, and sat looking at me, with her hands folded, and a most resigned little expression of countenance.
    Chapters 46-48 (77% in)
  • And had I truly disciplined my heart to this, and could I resolutely bear it, and calmly hold the place in her home which she had calmly held in mine, — when I found my eyes resting on a countenance that might have arisen out of the fire, in its association with my early remembrances.
    Chapters 58-60 (57% in)
  • 'You don't remember me?' said I. 'Well, sir,' returned Mr. Chillip, smiling very meekly, and shaking his head as he surveyed me, 'I have a kind of an impression that something in your countenance is familiar to me, sir; but I couldn't lay my hand upon your name, really.'
    Chapters 58-60 (59% in)
  • Who is this bent lady, supporting herself by a stick, and showing me a countenance in which there are some traces of old pride and beauty, feebly contending with a querulous, imbecile, fretful wandering of the mind?
    Chapters 63-64 (75% in)

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