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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

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

The countenance is the portrait of the soul, and the eyes mark its intentions.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

The mother cannot expect her daughter to understand the mysteries of housekeeping without education. She should instruct them patiently, lovingly, and make the work as agreeable as she can by her cheerful countenance and encouraging words of approval. If they fail once, twice, or thrice, censure not.
Ellen G. White

There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity, modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit; and there is no true beauty without the signatures of these graces in the very countenance.
Arthur Helps

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
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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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