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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Even if you've heard them make comments in the past, it doesn't mean that when they're faced with someone they love saying, "This is who I am", they won't be OK with it.
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To be faced with someone who it has happened to just reiterated how much we owe to those women to tell this story."
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But I do believe that in such circumstances when we are faced with someone who was manifestly a war criminal in terms of the atrocities inflicted it is important that justice is seen to be served."
You are faced with someone who is crying out for your attention.
But when the strange and unsettling Nanny McPhee (Thompson) arrives to take charge the children are faced with someone who can really challenge them, and they come to realise their bad behaviour can lead - rather magically - to unexpected consequences.
It's tougher to turn down an offer, an invitation, or an assignment when faced with someone who won't seem to take "no" for an answer.
They left the child alone after that as all bullies are cowards when faced with someone who will not back down.
When you are faced with someone on your premises that shouldn't be there you don't really think about what you're doing."
It used to be something you declared, but no one bothers with that any more, especially when faced with someone who apparently wants to stiff the world.
He still wakes up after a heavy night feeling like poo, but instead of a room full of slumbering adults under a sea of duvets, he's faced with someone nappy-changing, breast-feeding or handing him their baby to hold.
If you find yourself faced with someone who gives as good as they get, maybe there's more there than just a heated debate?
The study looked at the level of teaching needed to make people competent at using an automated external defibrillator (AED) if they were faced with someone experiencing cardiac arrest.