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countenance
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • His countenance at this time bore traces of something that testified unmistakably to the life he had led.
  • The monks, with unchanged countenances, waited, with earnest attention, to hear what the elder would say, but seemed on the point of standing up, like Miuesov.

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  • "A regular Roman nose," he used to say, "with my goiter I’ve quite the countenance of an ancient Roman patrician of the decadent period."
  • Dmitri Fyodorovitch, a young man of eight and twenty, of medium height and agreeable countenance, looked older than his years.
  • Arina Petrovna, compose your countenance.
  • He was tall but thin and delicate-looking, and of very pleasing countenance.
  • His whole countenance suddenly changed.
  • The lady came to meet her visitor, with a sternly inquiring countenance, and, without asking him to sit down, began at once with the question: "What do you want?"
  • His expression was severe and uncompromising, especially with the peasants of Mokroe, but he had the power of assuming the most obsequious countenance, when he had an inkling that it was to his interest.
  • The countenance of the unexpected visitor was not so much good-natured, as accommodating and ready to assume any amiable expression as occasion might arise.

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  • Kolya pointed to a tall peasant, with a good-natured countenance in a long sheepskin coat, who was standing by his wagon, clapping together his hands, in their shapeless leather gloves, to warm them.

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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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