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  • I saw by his countenance that he had good news to tell me. Cited from Percival Keene, by Frederick Marryat
  • When he did so it was with a still more serious countenance. Cited from A Bid for Fortune, by Guy Boothby
  • The officer's countenance fell, for he knew at once what it was. Cited from The Lighthouse, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • They had done and countenanced things which now seemed impossible even to themselves. Cited from U.S. History, V1, by Julian Hawthorne
  • He must have heard of them all before, or read their characters in their countenances. Cited from Lothair, by Benjamin Disraeli
  • Her countenance showed the thoughts which were passing rapidly through her mind. Cited from The Settlers, by William H. G. Kingston
  • It is frequently possible to tell a man's philosophy from his countenance. Cited from Spirit and Music, by H. Ernest Hunt
  • And then, with changed countenances, they told him how and where they got it. Cited from Initial Studies in American Letters, by Henry A. Beers
  • That warm friend listened to them until he could not keep his countenance straight any longer. Cited from The Brighton Boys in the Radio Service, by James R. Driscoll
  • He looked at me very hard as I spoke, with some surprise in his countenance. Cited from Will Weatherhelm, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • She started, changed countenance, and got up to pay at once. Cited from Bessie Costrell, by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • He had never thought of food, so his countenance fell. Cited from Shifting Winds, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • The lady, who bore a title, changed countenance, and rose to her feet. Cited from The Golden Shoemaker, by J. W. Keyworth
  • She began, and read the letter all through, though without a change of countenance until she reached the end. Cited from Olive, by Dinah Maria Craik (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
  • What good do you suppose we do by countenancing performances like that? Cited from King John of Jingalo, by Laurence Housman
  • Fully aware of her low rank and plain countenance, she makes the best of her situation.
  • No smile was seen to light up his dark countenance. Cited from Aurelian, by William Ware
  • So saying, he left the room, but his countenance showed that he was far from pleased. Cited from The Privateersman, by Frederick Marryat
  • They were bound officially, of course, to give the business their countenance. Cited from Patsy, by S. R. Crockett
  • The manager was a man of action -- grave of countenance and of few words. Cited from In the Track of the Troops, by R.M. Ballantyne
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Words starting with countenance

Meaning of countenance

  • noun The appearance conveyed by a person's face
    a pleasant countenance, a stern visage
  • noun The human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are informal terms for `face' and `phiz' is british)