verb (used with object), dis·coun·te·nanced, dis·coun·te·nanc·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM discountenancedis·coun·te·nanc·er, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for discountenance
But, by holding Presbytery as alone of Divine origin, she would most effectively discountenance such unjust claims.The Ordinance of Covenanting|John Cunningham
Those teachers who discountenance local effort have only their own experience to guide them.The Psychology of Singing|David C. Taylor
This conduct should receive not only the discountenance, but the decided reprehension of the respectable part of the community.The Olden Time Series, Vol. 3: New-England Sunday|Henry M. Brooks
It cherishes those Passions, and rewards those Vices, which 'tis the business of Reason to discountenance.
Everything that we know of Shakespeare seems to discountenance the probability of his having any such intention.Ephemera Critica|John Churton Collins