This kind of petty bribery is, of course, abominable, and should never be countenanced.
Divorce is not countenanced by opinion in Paris, though permitted by law.
It is never the best method of fault correction, and should not be countenanced.
No "spoiling practices" should be countenanced in the case of nervous children.
It does not appear that this absurd design was ever countenanced by the King.
The patronage of the world is not to be sought after, depended upon, or countenanced.
You have countenanced immorality and deceit in a brother clergyman.
They were countenanced in these conclusions by Plato's doctrine of ideas.
Could it be all because Dartrey Fenellan countenanced her acquaintance with that woman?
In former days, the profession was countenanced not only by the church, but also by the State.