face with (someone or something)

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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

v.
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 ?
Seeing her, he found himself face to face with one of the pictures of his daydream of family life.
A little earlier than usual next morning Trent was at his office in the City, prepared for the worst, and in less than half an hour he found himself face to face with one of those crises known to most great financiers at some time or other during their lives.
In his primitive brain revolved various fiendish plans for a revenge that he would not have the courage to put into effect when the test came and he stood face to face with one of the dominant race.
Instead of kissing her, he seized her face with one hand and tried to work her eyebrows up and down with the other.
When he was absolutely sure that he was alone, he covered his face with one hand.
Moreover, their team also gave some past emoji an update, specifically their goat and turtle emoji, and the grinning face with one large eye emoji.
He's so bad at it, he can't come face to face with one of them without wanting to hit something.
THE mother of Jean Charles de Menezes was today set to come face to face with one of the police marksmen who killed her son.
I went face to face with one of the earth's oldest, most enduring things--not to even mention the shark, I had faced my fear of cages, and I had won.
Yet McKeown found the event worthwhile largely because it provided an occasion to meet face to face with one of her most important clients.
LABOUR'S own dinosaur came face to face with one of his own yesterday.
SOMETHING has to give today when the most lethal hitman in English football comes face to face with one of the safest goalkeepers.
Face off: Art and design student Miss Wendi Titmus comes face to face with one of her own bizarre rubber sculptures at a preview of work at South Birmingham College.