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  • Well, Sir; I shall see how far the advances made on the tvrong side will be justified, or rather counte-nanced, by the advances, or, shall I say (I will if you please) condescensions to be made on yours.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • And how silly indeed are such of us, as can keep in counte-nance, at our own expence, their folly!

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • Sir Hargrave had too much business for his eyes with the ladies, in order to obtain their counte-nance, to trouble himself about the looks of the men.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • Excuse, madam, a little innocent raillery I met you both, with a discomposure on your counte-nances.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • And how was the sunshine that gilded her fine counte-nance, shut in!

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • But they all say, that I shall be kept in counte-nance by masques as extravagant, and even more ridiculous.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • Lady Betty was very urgent with us to pass the evening with her; but we excused ourselves; and when we were in the coach, Mr. Reeves told me, that I should find the baronet a very troublesome and resolute lover, if I did not give him counte-nance.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • The honest man who brought the letter [he looks remarkably so; but had he a less agreeable counte-nance, he would have been received by us as an an — gel, for his happy tidings] was but just returnedfrom Windsor, whither he had been sent early in the morning, to transact some business, when he was dispatched away to us with the welcome letter.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • In the wake of escalating friction, accusations and counte-accusations, defence ministers from both countries met

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • They increased their own effectiveness as a result, by improving the stability of their constituents, but at the same time they helped train an efficient modern work force and reduced the multitude of individual resistances to industrial society, ranging from idling on the job to theft and sabotage, that suggested far more fundamental hostility to modernity than the dictates of reason could counte - nance.



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