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Definition of Countenance

Countenance

  1. To encourage; to favor; to approve; to aid; to abet.
  2. To make a show of; to pretend.

Countenance Quotations

The battle for the individual rights of women is one of long standing and none of us should countenance anything which undermines it.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Your smile will give you a positive countenance that will make people feel comfortable around you.
Les Brown

I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don't trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it.
Charles Dickens

It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper; so cry away.
Charles Dickens

A gift, with a kind countenance, is a double present.
Thomas Fuller
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Countenance Translations

countenance in German is Antlitz {n}, Miene {f}
countenance in Latin is oris, vultus
countenance in Spanish is semblante
countenance in Swedish is uppsyn, ansikte, min

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