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countenance
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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as in: giving countenance Define
to tolerate, approve, or show favor or support
  • Ay, sir; that soaks up the King’s countenance, his rewards, his authorities.

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  • We will not countenance torture.
  • They countenance and support terrorism.

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as in: a pleasant countenance Define
facial expression; or face; or composure
  • A countenance more in sorrow than in anger.

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  • She has a pleasant countenance.
  • Her countenance grew stern.

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unspecified meaning
  • And hath given countenance to his speech, my lord, With almost all the holy vows of heaven.
  • The sun no sooner shall the mountains touch But we will ship him hence: and this vile deed We must with all our majesty and skill Both countenance and excuse.

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  • Why, there thou say’st: and the more pity that great folk should have countenance in this world to drown or hang themselves more than their even Christian.

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as in: a pleasant countenance Define
facial expression; or face; or composure
as in: giving countenance Define
to tolerate, approve, or show favor or support
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