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to have or express an unfavorable opinion of

to cause (a person) to be self-consciously distressed

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30, 2015) (accepting the Compromise of 1850 and declaring that "we deprecate all further agitation of the question thus settled, as dangerous to our peace; and will discountenance all efforts to continue or renew such agitation whenever, wherever, or however the attempt may be made").
The Anglican Communion first addressed contraception at the 1908 Lambeth Conference: "The Conference regards with alarm the growing practice of the artificial restriction of the family, and earnestly calls upon all Christian people to discountenance the use of all artificial means
Now to what higher object, to what greater Character, can any Mortal aspire, than to be possessed of all this Knowledge, well digested, and ready at Command, to assist the feeble and Friendless, to discountenance the haughty and lawless, to procure Redress of Wrongs, the Advancement of Right, to assert and maintain Liberty and Virtue, to discourage and abolish Tyranny and Vice.
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 .
17) See, for example, the self-serving letter he had read to discountenance a tax levied at the order of the Royal Council: 'Il est venu a nostre congnoissance que grans tailles et excesivez sunt mises su ou roiaume et que le peuple dit que c'est par nous, et par notre accort.
In a a joint statement, the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), the Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association (ATSSSAN) and the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineer (NPE) urged the public to discountenance the earlier statement by NAMA Spokesman Supo Atobatele.
Towards the preservation of your Government and the permanency of your present happy state, it is requisite, not only that you steadily discountenance irregular oppositions to its acknowledged authority, but also that you resist with care the spirit of innovation upon its principles however specious the pretexts.
it is incumbent upon the intelligent among the African race, to discountenance as much as possible this servile feeling, and to use every means to crush it wherever it appears, for its influence on the mind and the morals and general progress of the race is fearfully injurious.
The business of Plays is to recommend Virtue, and discountenance Vice; To shew the Uncertainty of Humane Greatness, the sudain Turns of Fate, and the Unhappy Conclusions of Violence and Injustice: 'Tis to expose the Singularities of Pride and Fancy, to make Folly and Falsehood contemptible, and to bring every Thing that is Ill Under Infamy, and Neglect.
He prefaces Ijoba Gbenga Daniel with an apologia: ' Awon asaaju wa o se yo sile ninu ise orin ewi/Saasa leto ti won se ti o ni kan wa/Ohun ti won ba fawo wa se/Seria ni ko ye gbogbo wa/Oun la fi le mo yato ninu oloselu/Atojelu lasan/Kiro o salo ko kooto oro' [We cannot discountenance our leaders in ewi/There is hardly any policy that they promote that does not concern us/It is necessary to show concern/About how they manage public resources/That's the way we will know the difference between constructive politicians/And mere riders on the gravy train/So as to dispel lies and reveal the truth] (Ijoba Gbenga Daniel).
There never was a greater mistake than that some of the Democratic leaders are making, in trying to screen Brooks, and to discountenance 'indignation meetings.
He wrote that "blessed by God, the Work of Reformation is not dead with him, but God has raised up a Princess to rule over us, whose example will teach us the Fear of God, and whose Resolutions are unmoveable fixt, to Discountenance and Punish the workers of Iniquity.
I will abstain from all alcoholic liquor and discountenance all the causes and practices of intemperance.