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Definitions of countenance:
  • noun:   the appearance conveyed by a person's face
    Example: "A pleasant countenance"
  • noun:   the human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are informal terms for `face' and `phiz' is British)
  • noun:   formal and explicit approval
  • verb:   consent to, give permission

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