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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 ?
Now, though his conviction that jealousy was a shameful feeling and that one ought to feel confidence, had not broken down, he felt that he was standing face to face with something illogical and irrational, and did not know what was to be done.
She had hardly realised the news, further than to understand that she had been brought in one short moment face to face with something unexpected and final.
Two men walked past and sprayed him in the face with something. Somebody else punched him.
He woke up to see Mr Moynihan standing over him, slashing him on the face with something sharp."
This week, during a trip with Clara to the end of the universe, he will come face to face with something or someone that chills him to the bone.
"Then the knifeman staggered outside and I noticed he had a cut on his arm and he was rubbing his eyes as if he had been sprayed in the face with something.
"They said he had covered his face with something like a women's face mask."
In addition, "there isn't a host of airspace-integration issues you would face with something like a Predator UAV, because obviously that will be flying at commercial operating altitudes," he said.
HAVE you ever come face to face with something so frightening that it made you want to run screaming for the hills?