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countenance
used in Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

2 meanings, 5 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
a pleasant countenance
Definition
facial expression; or face; or composure or manner
  • A countenance more in sorrow than in anger.
    1.2 — Act 1 Scene 2 — Elsinore (a room of state in the castle) (89% in)
countenance = facial expression
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2  —1 use as in:
giving countenance
Definition
to tolerate, approve, or show favor or support
  • Ay, sir; that soaks up the King's countenance, his rewards, his authorities.
    4.2 — Act 4 Scene 2 — Another room in the Castle (52% in)
countenance = approval
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?  —3 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • Why, there thou say'st: and the more pity that great folk should have countenance in this world to drown or hang themselves more than their even Christian.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — A churchyard (9% in)
  • And hath given countenance to his speech, my lord, With almost all the holy vows of heaven.
    1.3 — Act 1 Scene 3 — A room in Polonius's house (83% in)
  • The sun no sooner shall the mountains touch But we will ship him hence: and this vile deed We must with all our majesty and skill Both countenance and excuse.
    4.1 — Act 4 Scene 1 — A room in the Castle (68% in)

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