face with

face with (something)

1. To apply or attach something to the surface of something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "face" and "with." The house was faced with blue stucco.
2. To show someone the proof of something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "face" and "with." If you face him with his questionable receipts, he'll have to tell you what he's really been doing on Tuesday nights. I was faced with
3. To force someone to handle, deal with, or confront something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "face" and "with." My meditation practice definitely helps me whenever I'm faced with a stressful situation at work.
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face someone with something

to present evidence of something to someone. When I faced him with the evidence, he confessed immediately. The police faced Max with the witness's story. The CEO was faced with the problem of bringing the bankrupt firm back to profitability.
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face something with something

to install something on the surface of something. We faced the kitchen walls with yellow tile. The wall was faced with tile.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

face with

Confront, as in When he was faced with the evidence, he admitted it. [Late 1500s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

face with

1. To cover the surface of something using a substance: The builders faced the front wall with marble. The facade was faced with terra cotta.
2. To force someone to confront or deal with something or someone. Used chiefly in the passive: When I'm faced with a problem, I ask my parents for advice.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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References in classic literature ?
Hooper had ascended the stairs, and showed himself in the pulpit, face to face with his congregation, except for the black veil.
One imitative little imp covered his face with an old black handkerchief, thereby so affrighting his playmates that the panic seized himself, and he well-nigh lost his wits by his own waggery.
It is the shadow of pain which touches the young face with such pathetic patience, but Beth seldom complains and always speaks hopefully of `being better soon'.
He was moving carelessly along a winding jungle trail, instead of making his progress through the trees, when suddenly he came face to face with a black warrior.
Table 1: Result obtained from the detection of frontal face with good light effects.
The work can be further extended for the face with complex background for detection.
(15) In this classic experiment, observers are asked to recognise a particular facial feature (for example the nose) taken from a face with which they had been familiarised (see Figure 4, page 52).
Researchers then align the top half of one face with the lower halves of several others.
In the face aftereffect, we adapt to a face with a particular expression - happiness, for example - which causes us to perceive a subsequent neutral face as having the opposite facial expression (i.e., sadness).
If you have a small face with delicate features, smaller sunglasses are best.
Participants were asked to rate each face with respect to how familiar it was to them.
In 2003, a judge ruled that a Muslim woman in Florida did not have the right to cover her face with a veil for her driver's license photo.
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Last September, during a big soccer game in Lens, France, Eric Carriere of France's Racing Lens team got smacked in the face with the soccer ball.