A countenance more in sorrow than in anger   Leave a comment

A countenance more in sorrow than in anger

Meaning

Literal meaning – a person or thing that is viewed more with sadness than with anger.

Origin

From Shakespeare’s Hamlet, 1602. Horatio describes to Hamlet the appearance of his father’s ghost:

Hamlet: What, look’d he frowningly?
Horatio: A countenance more in sorrow than in anger.

 

 

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Posted January 11, 2014 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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