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  • Mrs. Sparsit took a little more tea; and, as she bent her again contracted eyebrows over her steaming cup, rather looked as if her classical countenance were invoking the infernal gods.
  • Now you know;’ here his countenance expressed marvellous acuteness; ’I can see as far into a grindstone as another man; farther than a good many, perhaps, because I had my nose well kept to it when I was young.

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  • The eagerness both of attention and intention, exhibited in all the countenances, made them a most impressive sight.
  • She had that tenderness for his melancholy fate, that his great red countenance used to break out into cold perspirations when she looked at him.
  • The stranger in the land who looks into ten thousand faces for some answering look and never finds it, is in cheering society as compared with him who passes ten averted faces daily, that were once the countenances of friends.
  • Standing hand-in-hand, they both looked down upon the solemn countenance.
  • Remarking this at a glance, with the quick observation of his class, Stephen Blackpool bent his attentive face — his face, which, like the faces of many of his order, by dint of long working with eyes and hands in the midst of a prodigious noise, had acquired the concentrated look with which we are familiar in the countenances of the deaf — the better to hear what she asked him.

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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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