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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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  • , which, if it were known, would make me ridiculous; that a perfect character might be attended with the inconvenience of being envied and hated; and that a benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself, to keep his friends in countenance.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Such a conduct is easy for those who make virtue and themselves in countenance by examples of other truly great men, of whom patience is so often the characteristic.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Walking down again toward the river, and, looking in the faces of people, I met a young Quaker man, whose countenance I lik'd, and, accosting him, requested he would tell me where a stranger could get lodging.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: a pleasant countenance
as in: giving countenance
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