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countenance
used in Middlemarch

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1  —3 uses as in:
giving countenance
Definition
to tolerate, approve, or show favor or support
  • Mr. Brooke, who had before heard only imperfect hints of it, and was very uneasy that he had "gone a little too far" in countenancing Bulstrode, now got himself fully informed, and felt some benevolent sadness in talking to Mr. Farebrother about the ugly light in which Lydgate had come to be regarded.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (99% in)
  • In my time whist was thought an undeniable amusement for a good churchman," said Mrs. Farebrother, innocent of the meaning that whist had for her son, and speaking rather sharply, as at some dangerous countenancing of new doctrine.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (79% in)
  • Thesiger has always countenanced him," said Mrs. Hackbutt.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (10% in)

There are no more uses of "countenance" flagged with this meaning in Middlemarch.

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  • With a quick change of countenance he rose and went out of the room.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (27% in)
  • Nay, Celia, that is too much to ask, that I should wear trinkets to keep you in countenance.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (6% in)
  • But Sir James's countenance changed a little.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (44% in)
  • I like her countenance.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (6% in)
  • "I can do nothing to hinder it, Cadwallader," he added, turning for a little countenance toward the Rector, who said— "—I—should not make any fuss about it.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (89% in)

There are no more uses of "countenance" in Middlemarch.

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