The hermit was somewhat discountenanced
by this observation; and, moreover, he made but a poor figure while gazing on the diminution of the pasty, on which his guest was making desperate inroads; a warfare in which his previous profession of abstinence left him no pretext for joining.
In their train were minstrels, not unknown in London streets; wandering players, whose theatres had been the halls of noblemen; mummers, rope-dancers, and mountebanks, who would long be missed at wakes, church ales, and fairs; in a word, mirth makers of every sort, such as abounded in that age, but now began to be discountenanced
by the rapid growth of Puritanism.
It was discountenanced
by society -- here I said nothing but the truth.
Poor Miss Tita had got up, discountenanced
and helpless, and as we stood there before her aunt it would certainly have seemed to a spectator of the scene that the old woman was amusing herself at our expense.
During the whole time consumed in the slow growth of this family tree, the house of Smallweed, always early to go out and late to marry, has strengthened itself in its practical character, has discarded all amusements, discountenanced
all story-books, fairy- tales, fictions, and fables, and banished all levities whatsoever.
In that circle they discountenanced
those who advised hurried preparations for a removal to Kazan of the court and the girls' educational establishments under the patronage of the Dowager Empress.
He was supposed from his youth upwards to have been trained under a miserly parent, who encouraged the saving appetites in him, but discountenanced
the unnecessary, which aim only at amusement and ornament?
Tom wondered if the Doctor knew that his visits to Bilton Grange were for the purpose of taking rooks' nests (a proceeding strongly discountenanced
by the owner thereof), and those to Caldecott's Spinney were prompted chiefly by the conveniences for setting night-lines.
Encountering the world is one possible solution, whereby church proliferation is discountenanced
because it seemingly adds to the complexity of the already comatose system.
The military occupation of Maryland is unconstitutional, and she protests against it, though the violent interference with the transit of federal troops is discountenanced
, that the vindication of her rights be left to time and reason, and that a Convention, under existing circumstances, is inexpedient.
shall be troubled, molested or discountenanced
for or in respect of his or her religion nor in the free exercise thereof.
The Supreme Court discountenanced
with the argument that the "political question" doctrine precluded it from determining this question.