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The front part of the head of a person or animal
“The elderly man's crumpled face creased into a warm smile.”
One's standing in the eyes of others
“Criticism, if it is to be constructive, should never cause the recipient to lose face.”
An expression shown on the face
“She said not a word, yet her face told of her joy.”
A vertical surface of a solid object
“The face of the large alley wall was emblazoned with impressive street art.”
An aspect of something
“With advancements in technology, the face of the industry is changing at a rapid rate.”
An outward appearance, usually fake or insincere
“Despite having an upset stomach, he put on a brave face for his audience.”
Shameless boldness or confidence
“Michael believed he was the one man with the face to take on the incumbent.”
A peculiar facial expression, usually indicative of a negative emotion
“Little Bobby's face when told we were having Brussels sprouts for dinner said it all.”
A state of mind in which one is free from doubt
“Battling through stressful periods while trying to maintain face can be pretty tough.”
A member of the human race
“It's nice to see a familiar face in the crowd.”
The plate of a clock or watch bearing the digits or hands
“A typical map divides the eye into sections, using the image of a clock face as a base.”
To confront, or come up against, a given situation
“He will heed the call to change, and will face the challenge of change everywhere.”
Confront and deal with or accept
“When are you going to face the fact that changes must be made?”
To be positioned with the face or front toward
“The balcony of our hotel would face the magnificent ocean.”
To come into contact, or be forced to contend, with
“You can own up to your mistakes, or face a stinging rebuke from your peers.”
(usually in past tense "faced") To cause trouble or worry to
“Due to my poor eating habits, I am now faced with the need to go on a diet.”
To cover with something that protects
“It's best that we face our dining room and kitchen cabinets with laminate.”
To look at, especially from across a space or area
Face the suspect at all times and do not lose sight of him.”
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