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countenance
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Henry IV, Part 2
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as in: giving countenance Define
to tolerate, approve, or show favor or support
  • I beseech you, sir, to countenance William Visor of Woncot against Clement Perkes of the hill.
  • The knave is mine honest friend, sir; therefore, I beseech your worship, let him be countenanced.

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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?
  • 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!

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  • 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.
  • 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.

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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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