Definition of Discountenances

1. Verb. (third-person singular of discountenance) ¹



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Definition of Discountenances

1. discountenance [v] - See also: discountenance

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Discountenances

discount chain
discount department store
discount department stores
discount house
discount rate
discount rates
discount store
discount stores
discountability
discountable
discounted
discountenance
discountenanced
discountenancer
discountenancers
discountenances (current term)
discountenancing
discounter
discounters
discounting
discounts
discourage
discourageable
discouraged
discouragement
discouragements
discourager
discouragers
discourages
discourageth

Literary usage of Discountenances

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1. Recollections of A.N. Welby Pugin, and His Father, Augustus Pugin: With by Benjamin Ferrey, Edmund Sheridan Purcell (1861)
"... discountenances the practice of despoiling Ancient Ruins — Meets distinguished Travellers — Lord Elgin at Kenilworth Castle — Unsatisfactory character ..."

2. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England by Edward Hyde Clarendon (1849)
"... aggravation) by a succession of discountenances mutually performed between them to that time. Sir Henry Vane had not far to look back to the time that ..."

3. A History of the Sikhs: From the Origin of the Nation to the Battles of the by Joseph Davey Cunningham (1853)
"... extends the reformation to the south, and further discountenances celibacy, about 1550 AD ... discountenances ..."

4. "Tell it All": the Story of a Life's Experience in Mormonism: An Autobiography by T. B. H. Stenhouse (1878)
"... of the Prophet's Wives " Speaks "—Another Wife Interprets—I Receive a Blessing—Brother Young discountenances the "Gift"—Only half Convinced—"To Doubt is ..."

5. Appleton's Cyclopædia of American Biography by James Grant Wilson, John Fiske (1888)
"Though one of the most radical on the peace question, however, lie was thoroughly consistent, and, having decided that Christianity not only discountenances ..."

6. Pickle the Spy; Or, The Incognito of Prince Charles: Or, The Incognito of by Andrew Lang (1897)
"The theory contradicted—Mischievous glee of Frederick—Charles discountenances plots to kill Cumberland—Father Myles Macdonnell to James—London conspiracy— ..."

7. Life of the Marquis of Dalhousie by Lionel James Trotter (1889)
"... system and broad gauge—He discountenances the atmospheric principle—Establishment of the telegraph—Its use during the Crimean War and the Mutiny—. ..."

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