Where a man in any station had given satisfactory evidence of his fitness for it, a new President would be restrained from attempting a change in favor of a person more agreeable to him, by the apprehension that a discountenance
of the Senate might frustrate the attempt, and bring some degree of discredit upon himself.
Several important considerations have been touched in the course of these papers, which discountenance
the supposition that the operation of the federal government will by degrees prove fatal to the State governments.
The interests of the French crown, endangered at this moment, are to discountenance
rebellion in a neighboring nation.
Or should she, confident, As sitting queen adored on Beauty's throne, Descend with all her winning charms begirt To enamour, as the zone of Venus once Wrought that effect on Jove (so fables tell), How would one look from his majestic brow, Seated as on the top of Virtue's hill, Discountenance
her despised, and put to rout All her array, her female pride deject, Or turn to reverent awe
Millward a fool, and he believes it all; but however little you may value the opinions of those about you - however little you may esteem them as individuals, it is not pleasant to be looked upon as a liar and a hypocrite, to be thought to practise what you abhor, and to encourage the vices you would discountenance
, to find your good intentions frustrated, and your hands crippled by your supposed unworthiness, and to bring disgrace on the principles you profess.
He therefore walked boldly on after the chair in which his lady rode, pursued by a grand huzza, from all the chairmen present, who wisely take the best care they can to discountenance
all walking afoot by their betters.
The response to the growing use of birth control is merely "alarm," while the reasons given in the exhortation to discountenance
its use are individualistic and nationalistic (though "character" could be read theologically in this context, with bishops writing as chaplain to the collective English soul).
Dati urged users of airport and other shareholders to discountenance
any information suggesting that there would be power outage at Lagos Airport on account of the alleged debts.
Judge Jacobs was critical of the majority's discountenance
of this proposition as both a footnote and dicta, because he believed the majority relied on nothing more.
Toward the preservation of your freedom, and the permanency of your happiness, it is requisite, not only that you steadily discountenance
irregular oppositions to the Constitution's authority, but also that you resist with care the spirit of innovation upon the Constitution's principles.
Dickens writes in one of his letters, "I discountenance
all obtrusive professions of and tradings in religion, as one of the main causes why real Christianity has been retarded in this world .