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But De Cordier's drawings include moments of pure provocation that the Symbolists, even at their most caustic and pessimistic, would hardly have countenanced.
Although O'Connor cited regulatory safeguards that supposedly will prevent outright religious indoctrination with tax funds, there is no escaping the fact that the high court has countenanced an important subsidy for religious schooling.
West, director of planning for Rockrose Associates, said, "is to make it clear where the new investments will be countenanced.
Would the Communist system that Picasso admired have countenanced the artistic innovation of the Modern period in the West?