To see all instances of the word
countenance
used in
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
please enable javascript.

countenance
Used in
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Go to Book Vocabulary
  • , 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)

To see samples from other sources, click a sense of the word below:
as in: giving countenance
as in: a pleasant countenance
To see an overview of word senses, click here.

Go to Book Vocabulary
VerbalWorkout.com Learn more easily.   Think more clearly.   Express more effectively.