Definitions

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  • adv. in person; directly; in the physical presence of somebody.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. With the faces or finished surfaces turned inward or toward one another; vis à vis; -- opposed to back to back.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. involving close contact; confronting each other

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Examples

  • Feuerstein's gaze wandered from face to face among the young women, to pause at last upon a dark, handsome, strong-looking daughter of the people.

    The Fortune Hunter

  • As he reached the door, he came face to face with Tom Jack.

    Conferences are Murder

  • Aunt Florence, hearing of this, took an interest in young Cliff, explaining to his reluctant parents that they were face to face with The Artistic Temperament.

    Died in the Wool

  • He turned around and found himself face to face with Grouchy, who was holding a rapier.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • MzMisery: not for the version of you that suddenly is too scared to talk to me face to face davidgould101: no no!

    Miss Misery

  • And the realization of this fact brought her recurringly face to face with the temptation to use the legacy in establishing her business.

    The House of Mirth

  • One backward glimpse I had of Joe, rearing gigantic and bellowing as the mob fell back before his pistol, and then I was face to face with a wizened black granny flourishing a skillet, a kitchen in uproar, and my little waiter on his knees crying: "'Twon't be but a moment, mister, honest!"

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • As a seeker of such treasure myself, I delved further and found myself face to face with June Osborne, an art historian who lives in the English seaside town of Rye.

    The Dragon’s Trail

  • Chance, once again, brought us face to face at the door of the Théâtre-Français, where we were both waiting in line.

    Maigret's Memoirs

  • The difference between a Grande and a Venti seems vague when you are face to face with the barista.

    The Flex Diet

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  • Nigerian English - rooms rented to families which all open onto a long corridor.

    September 17, 2008