But there is no way McCarthy would have countenanced failure.
Possibly this mixture would not be countenanced by the art drink mixers of New York.
Divorce is not countenanced by opinion in Paris, though permitted by law.
The undue urging of merchandise upon customers is not countenanced, nor yet is indifference in the slightest degree permitted.
It is never the best method of fault correction, and should not be countenanced.
It need hardly be said that had the "Otter" been aware he would not have countenanced these lawless doings of his confrères.
No "spoiling practices" should be countenanced in the case of nervous children.
With respect to the Christian dispensation, it was a libel to say that it countenanced such a traffic.
It does not appear that this absurd design was ever countenanced by the King.
countenanced as the Buccaneers were, it is not in the least surprising that they became so numerous.
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.