Sentence Examples


  • She possessed a regal countenance and carried herself with an easy grace.
  • In 1177 John de Courci, with the countenance of Henry II., set out to the conquest of Ulster.
  • His stature was of a good size; his sword stuck close to his side; his countenance swollen and reddish; his voice sharp and untunable and his eloquence full of fervour.
  • After his death Hyrcanus took advantage of the general confusion to extend Jewish territory with the countenance of Rome.
  • His refusal to countenance torture as an instrument of judicial investigation, on the ground that "confessions so extorted give no sure criteria for forming a judgment," showed him to be more humane as well as more enlightened than the majority of his council, which had defended the contrary opinion.

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