...his countenance is like a lion,
Unknown -- The Epic of Gilgamesh
He examines the countenance of his partner, comparing it carefully with that of each of his opponents.
Edgar Allan Poe -- The Murders in the Rue Morgue
His countenance shone with the true spirit of benevolence.
Stephen Crane -- Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
Her countenance changed.
Thomas Hardy -- The Return of the Native
His countenance expressed sympathy and compassion;
Mary Shelley -- Frankenstein
Morrel turned away to conceal the confusion of his countenance.
Alexandre Dumas -- The Count of Monte Cristo
Old Roger Chillingworth knelt down beside him, with a blank, dull countenance, out of which the life seemed to have departed.
Nathaniel Hawthorne -- The Scarlet Letter
Elizabeth admired the command of countenance with which...
Jane Austen -- Pride and Prejudice
I couldn’t bear to witness her sorrow: to see her pale, dejected countenance, and heavy eyes:
Emily Bronte -- Wuthering Heights
...a countenance expressive of grief and despair...
Charles Dickens -- Great Expectations
As from your graves rise up, and walk like sprites
To countenance this horror!
William Shakespeare -- Macbeth
...and was shaking her fist at him with a furious countenance.
Charles Dickens -- Oliver Twist
I have never seen him except in the remoter southern seas, and then always at too great a distance to study his countenance.
Herman Melville -- Moby Dick
And eke when I say Yea, ye say not Nay,
Neither by word, nor frowning countenance?
Geoffrey Chaucer -- The Canterbury Tales
appearances of uneasiness in his countenance
Jonathan Swift -- Gulliver’s Travels
I am completely out of countenance.
C.S. Lewis -- Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
A countenance more in sorrow than in anger.
William Shakespeare -- Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
A glance, however, at his countenance, convinced me of his perfect sincerity.
Edgar Allan Poe -- The Fall of the House of Usher
a very forbidding countenance
Miguel de Cervantes -- Don Quixote
I raised my eyes to look at my father’s face leaning over mine, to try to discover a smile or something resembling one upon the aged, dried-up countenance.
Elie Wiesel -- Night
...looking about him with an air of lofty composure, though the anguish that quivered in his faded countenance was far too powerful to be concealed,
James Fenimore Cooper -- The Last of the Mohicans
And Meg tried to keep her countenance,
Louisa May Alcott -- Little Women
In countenance somewhat doth resemble you.
William Shakespeare -- The Taming of the Shrew
with a quite blissful expression of countenance.
Willa Cather -- My Antonia
...the veil lay heavily on his uplifted countenance.
Nathaniel Hawthorne -- The Minister’s Black Veil
...but your countenance testifies that your thoughts on this subject are very much like mine.
Jane Austen -- Emma
Then he turned his wonderful countenance to the sun without a blink of the eyelids, and began to talk.
Booker T. Washington -- Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
He was broad-shouldered and double-jointed, with short curly black hair, and a bluff but not unpleasant countenance, having a mingled air of fun and arrogance.
Washington Irving -- The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
what was now lying at his feet, and staring him out of countenance with its big, green, unwinking eyes, was the cat; though certainly one of the largest cats he had ever seen.
C.S. Lewis -- The Horse and His Boy
...he with a smile, though his countenance was uneasy and displeased.
Nathaniel Hawthorne -- The Birthmark
Eleanor’s countenance was dejected,
Jane Austen -- Northanger Abbey
Be not deceived: if I have veil’d my look,
I turn the trouble of my countenance
Merely upon myself. ...
William Shakespeare -- Julius Caesar
Marianne remained perfectly silent, though her countenance betrayed her interest in what was said.
Jane Austen -- Sense and Sensibility
By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore,
Edgar Allan Poe -- The Raven
And therefore put I on the countenance
Of stern commandment.
William Shakespeare -- As You Like It
Lucetta’s countenance lost its sparkle.
Thomas Hardy -- The Mayor of Casterbridge
...after waiting a considerable time for a reply, during which his countenance remained immovable, only there was the faintest conceivable tremor of the white attenuated mouth.
Herman Melville -- Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street
Found you no displeasure in him by word or countenance?
William Shakespeare -- King Lear
Captain Harville was a tall, dark man, with a sensible, benevolent countenance;
Jane Austen -- Persuasion
He tried to read in her countenance any disposition of the mistress so recently visited that might reflect upon his case.
Cormac McCarthy -- All the Pretty Horses