Ever read Jane Austin and grinned at the lost language found within? I have. With that in mind, I’m lobbying to resurrect the Regency Era in writing.
Why stick to boring words like ‘face’ and ‘expression’ when you could use ‘countenance’? Ahhh, ‘countenance.’ Ahhh, Mr. Darcy. Who could forget his line, “The turn of your countenance I shall never forget, as you said that I could not have addressed you in any possible way that would induce you to accept me”? And, then, well, you know the rest.
Ahhh. Yes. Countenance is a great word.