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confront (one) with (something)

To approach one with the intention of presenting or discussing something unpleasant. If you confront him with evidence of his crime, I think he'll try to leave town.
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confront someone with something

to face someone with incriminating evidence, charges of wrongdoing, or criticism. The angry husband confronted his wife with the evidence of her financial irresponsibility. The police confronted Wilson with the witness's statement.
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The Archbishop was offered an interview with the makers of Kenyon Confronts, but did not accept it when they refused to broadcast it live "for technical reasons".
The person who confronts nature is the same as the person who confronts an other in covenant community.
Placed on this earth, we have been given the opportunity and responsibility to confront the world around us, both nature and other people.
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For a teacher to confront Whiteness, then, is to risk being perceived as affiliated with the Other (or, in some cases, "the enemy") and a direct threat to the students' sense of self (or the self to which they aspire), potentially triggering strong feelings of anger, resentment, or worse.
For the second week in a row, I've had to confront my next-door neighbor's gardeners, who continue to use gas-powered leaf blowers despite the new law banning them.
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Gottschall confronts an implicit conflict between those inside and outside a particular religious tradition, a tension exacerbated by the stereotypes and assumptions of students outside the tradition they are studying.
the real "spiderman," Martin Nicholas, world renowned arachnologist who confronts a previously un-catalogued species more than10 inches in diameter from a breathtakingly close distance;
This first chapter in the Star Wars saga follows Anakin's journey as he pursues his dreams and confronts his deepest fears in the midst of a galaxy in turmoil.
WOODLAND HILLS -- A 30-year-old man was shot in the leg Thursday night when he opened up a garage door to confront a gunman who was trying to steal his Porsche Boxer, police said.
A Foxes fan raced onto the pitch to confront Walker when Villa took a 3-0 lead in their 5-0 victory at the Walkers Stadium.