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Countenance, vb., to keep in countenance, to support, to favour: “as if the heavens should c. his sin,” Lucr. 343. Meas. V, 322. H4B IV, 1, 35. V, 1, 41. V, 1, 41 Hml. IV, 1, 32. Hence == to be in keeping with: “walk like sprites, to c. this horror,” Mcb. II, 3, 85. And == to grace, to honour: “you must meet my master to c. my mistress. Why, she hath a face of her own. I call them forth to credit her,” Shr. IV, 1, 101.
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