Mandelson has not said sorry, if he had to resign again even Lazarus would not countenance a third comeback.
The larger of the two government parties, Fine Gael, has said it will not countenance legal abortion in Ireland.
He relied on manner, attitude, and countenance to represent a subject's legacy.
I cannot countenance any more breathless, fanzine-style chronicling of her attire.
That kind of smart person cannot countenance the idea of obscurity as a fate.
His countenance was ruddy, and he had a small black moustache.
There was a dark expression in her countenance, but the traces of irritability were gone.
Elizabeth started, and her countenance became pale as death.
Our haste and imprudence would go to countenance the scandal she spreads.
But, just with the first peep of day, I got a glimpse of his countenance.
mid-13c., from Old French contenance "demeanor, bearing, conduct," from Latin continentia "restraint, abstemiousness, moderation," literally "way one contains oneself," from continentem, present participle of continere (see contain). Meaning evolving Middle English from "appearance" to "facial expression betraying a state of mind," to "face" itself (late 14c.).
late 15c., "to behave or act," from countenance (n.). Sense of "to favor, patronize" is from 1560s, from notion of "to look upon with sanction or smiles." Related: Countenanced; countenancing.