face with

face with (someone or something)

1. To apply or attach something to the surface of something. In this usage, 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. In this usage, 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.
3. To have to handle or deal with someone or something. 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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face with

Confront, as in When he was faced with the evidence, he admitted it. [Late 1500s]
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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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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.
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.
If you have a small face with delicate features, smaller sunglasses are best.
Dust face with powder, and sweep blush along your cheeks.
The most difficult challenge, however, is to provide FACE with a distinct identity that instills a sense of involvement in each participant, while ensuring that the program adheres to an issue agenda consistent with the interests of long-term care providers.
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Under that agreement, Judge Starr has the right to meet face to face with Ms.
The researchers reported that when the volunteers were shown incongruent pairings of facial expressions and body postures--a frightened face with an angry body posture, for instance--their accuracy was 64 percent.