Part of speech: verb

To approve; encourage; abet.

Part of speech: noun

The face; expression; aspect; approval; support.

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Usage examples "countenance":

  1. Then his countenance fell again. - "The Triumph of Hilary Blachland", Bertram Mitford.
  2. Why, Uncle Dan, when that Italian in the train the other day stared us out of countenance and we asked you to do something about it, you told us it was the custom of the country! - "A Venetian June", Anna Fuller.
  3. Then her countenance cleared and its blank determination returned. - "The Colonists", Raymond F. Jones.