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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Countenance \Coun"te*nance\ (koun"t[-e]*nans), n. [OE.
     contenance, countenaunce, demeanor, composure, F. contenance
     demeanor, fr. L. continentia continence, LL. also, demeanor,
     fr. L. continere to hold together, repress, contain. See
     Contain, and cf. Continence.]
     1. Appearance or expression of the face; look; aspect; mien.
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              So spake the Son, and into terror changed
              His countenance.                      --Milton.
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     2. The face; the features.
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              In countenance somewhat doth resemble you. --Shak.
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     3. Approving or encouraging aspect of face; hence, favor,
        good will, support; aid; encouragement.
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              Thou hast made him . . . glad with thy countenance.
                                                    --Ps. xxi. 6.
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              This is the magistrate's peculiar province, to give
              countenance to piety and virtue, and to rebuke vice.
                                                    --Atterbury.
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     4. Superficial appearance; show; pretense. [Obs.]
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              The election being done, he made countenance of
              great discontent thereat.             --Ascham.
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     In countenance, in an assured condition or aspect; free
        from shame or dismay. "It puts the learned in countenance,
        and gives them a place among the fashionable part of
        mankind." --Addison.
  
     Out of countenance, not bold or assured; confounded;
        abashed. "Their best friends were out of countenance,
        because they found that the imputations . . . were well
        grounded." --Clarendon.
  
     To keep the countenance, to preserve a composed or natural
        look, undisturbed by passion or emotion. --Swift.
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