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countenance
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The Taming of the Shrew
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as in: giving countenance Define
to tolerate, approve, or show favor or support
  • You must meet my master to countenance my mistress.

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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
  • In countenance somewhat doth resemble you.

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

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unspecified meaning
  • Thou, it seems, that calls for company to countenance her.
  • Master, a mercatante or a pedant, I know not what; but formal in apparel, In gait and countenance surely like a father.

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  • Set your countenance, sir.
  • Lay hands on the villain: I believe ’a means to cozen somebody in this city under my countenance.
  • Bianca’s love Made me exchange my state with Tranio, While he did bear my countenance in the town; And happily I have arriv’d at the last Unto the wished haven of my bliss.

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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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