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used in 1776

8 uses
  • From the state of mind bordering on despair, courage was invigorated, every countenance brightened.
    p. 292.0
  • Joy was visible on every countenance.
    p. 20.1
  • "Joy was visible on every countenance," according to Nathanael Greene, "and it seemed as if the spirit of conquest breathed through the whole army."
    p. 43.9
  • In almost every barn, stable, shed, and even under the fences and bushes, were the sick to be seen, whose countenances were but an index of the dejection of spirit and the distress they endured.
    p. 151.5
  • With great pride and no exaggeration, Colonel John Haslet would describe how his "Delawares" stood with "determined countenance," in close array, their colors flying, the enemy's artillery "playing" on them all the while, and the enemy, "though six times their number," not daring to attack.
    p. 176.9
  • News to "enliven our countenances," the Tory historian Edward Gibbon called it.
    p. 195.9
  • SURVEYING THE SHORE of Kips Bay with his telescope, from the deck of the Roebuck, General Henry Clinton could see entrenchments "lined with men whose countenance appeared respectable and firm," as he later wrote.
    p. 209.2
  • I saw him .... at the head of a small band, or rather in its rear, for he was always near the enemy, and his countenance and manner made an impression on me which I can never efface.
    p. 247.8

There are no more uses of "countenance" in 1776.

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