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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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According to Ready, the agent confronted the gunman after he had fired one shot into the air around midday Thursday and had refused to drop his weapon.
Being confronted by an intruder in your own home is terrifying, and the public should be in no doubt that the law is on their side.
In the hearing of the Word of God, if we dare to listen, we are undone, confronted by the Word and thrown to the ground.
We also need to train them to know what to do when they are confronted with these behaviors.
A TAXI driver was attacked and injured as he confronted yobs who had kicked his cab.
Mathis jumped to his feet and confronted Romo, and a shoving match ensued involving more than a dozen players.
Exhausted, she eventually makes her return to Iran, only to be confronted with the horrible after-effects of the war, including the deaths of many friends.
Why is Arthur Finkelstein not being confronted by every gay organization in the country ["A Roy Cohn for Our Time?
After being confronted by a group of over a dozen angry young men and women in his front yard on February 18 and being physically attacked, a North Oakland, California, homeowner shot his attacker.
With that as basis, he confronted every major controversy in the Church: catechesis (1979); the mercy of God (Advent '80); human suffering (Feb.
When confronted by the king, Patrick emerged the victor.
The past must be confronted and impunity, banished.
Once Holmes has confronted the subject (assuming he doesn't immediately confess), he will expect him to deny culpability--whether he is innocent or guilty.
The book concludes with a number of suggested prevention or intervention methods available to agencies confronted with either existing or emerging gang problems.
Of the young Brazilian artists selected by Farias, among those to watch are Carina Weidle (whose multimedia installation featured Astroturf arranged in wavelike shapes), Jose Bechara (who layered oxidizing steel wool on tarpaulins), Ana Miguel (whose video-dominated installation depicted a desert scene populated by bizarre fuzzy animals--actually finger puppets), and Marcelo Soki (whose black-and-white wall paintings with text confronted the political through the concretely poetic).