Definitions

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  • v. to persist boldly in an assertion

Etymologies

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down +‎ face

Examples

  • And that was a truth she could not downface, mean and ungenerous though thinking it might be.

    Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise, Volume I

  • As true as I'm drinking this porter if he was at his last gasp he'd try to downface you that dying was living.

    Ulysses

  • As true as I’m drinking this porter if he was at his last gasp he’d try to downface you that dying was living. —

    Ulysses

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