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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 imaginative leap required to grasp the meaning of the situations confronting leaders is the central challenge, and here Perry's "Journey" of students through nine "positions" with respect to intellectual and moral development can be helpful (Rapaport, 2001).
The methodological problem confronting Rygiel's social mobility study are daunting.
But in the order of conducting interviews, it would be better to have the statement of the coconspirator (in this case, the vendor) before confronting the perpetrator.
Confronting Gangs: Crime and the Community provides the gang investigator or police administrator with an easily understood overview of important topics relevant to criminal street gangs.
On the contrary, confronting how art emerges from and expresses the evolving metropolis under globalization ought to be a critical imperative.
But confronting the past in the present becomes a more difficult proposition when something more than spiritual accountability is demanded by the victims or their inheritors.
One way of confronting this rejection is through the use of group process exercises developed by Judy Katz (1978), among them the exercise of creating a racist community.
The first-time reader, confronting the term "spalliera" in the title, may associate the subject with the more familiar genre of "cassone" painting, the narrative scenes on wedding chests fashionable with patrician families of the Quattrocento.
A special section, developed in collaboration with the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, on the particular issues confronting not-for-profit facilities (p.
When it comes to race, however, and the benighted, oppressive, discriminatory conditions confronting upper-middle-class white men, there are pundits who will live in the present, and few of them with as much vitriol and hysteria as George Will.
But if a president's selection of his Cabinet portends what we might expect during his term, I'm afraid that many of the economic concerns confronting us today will be told again in four years.
For example, in today's market many tenants are confronting at best a stabile space requirement if not actual contraction.
Confronting the biggest bang of all, Trinity's Children ends with not so much a whimper as a deliberate flat note.
I know that I have only skimmed the surface of the issues confronting us today, and I shall be happy to answer any questions the committee may have.
Many contend that emotionally confronting the trauma will quell its devastating aftereffects.