confront (one) with (something)

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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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FUTURE: We negotiate honestly but they use deception we confront them with clear positions they confront us with betrayal
The connection lies in how they confront us with moral and metaphysical issues of life and death, and this provides over twenty modern thinkers who reflect on the idea and nature of the undead.
The accomplishment of her work is both to provide this record, however provisional it may be, and, more significantly, to confront us with the very premise of its necessity.
In World War I, ten million men died on the battlefield, but we needed John Dos Passos to confront us with what that meant: In his novel 1919, he writes of the death of John Doe: "In the tarpaper morgue at Chalons-sur-Marne in the reek of chloride of lime and the dead, they picked out the pine box that held all that was left of" him.
This `Pig in the Middle' phenomenon --demographers describe watching the bulging Baby Boom bunch moving through their demographic charts as like watching a pig move down the gullet of a python--is going to confront us with the problem of too many unproductive old people sopping up the resources of too few workers.
But those who argue the other side sometimes have their own blind spots: In their optimism, they tend to forget that even beneficial changes can have a downside and that life can confront us with tragic paradox.
Still, it was a shock to see that the Daily News has so little respect for us that you would confront us with pages of pictures which profane our most sacred icons.
And for this reason the gospels confront us with a dilemma, not only as individuals but even more as a community.
Computer modeling may enable us to terraform Mars, but poetry can confront us with the implications of such an act.
Chinese art, language, and society alike, she argues, confront us with the "impenetrability of the visible, .
Both examples mainly confront us with ourselves and our judgments of other people, of what is decent and what isn't - with our culture and with the often unwritten laws of human intercourse.
The hot rolled steel of which they are made seems to confront us with its materiality, in a way that makes it impossible to ignore, and thus presumably primary to the pieces.