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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of outface.


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  • We had penetrated the multiple rings of security, bypassed the private Monterrey rent-a-cops, outfaced the bureaucracy of the International Olympic Committee and stood our ground to deliver information that the mayor, Pat Ryan, the 2016

    Tom Tresser: What Happened in Copenhagen (When We Went to Influence the IOC -- Again)

  • Not to be outfaced is the involvement of the Catholic Church in the scandal, that eventually resulted in the exchange of ginger shots between a popular running priest and a bishop in Nueva Ecija over ABS-CBN's early Friday morning program hosted by Mr. Anthony Taberna.

    NBN-ZTE scandal creates mixed emotions

  • It may even be that the fund's managers outfaced a team led by Warren Buffett, America's smartest investor (and a board member of NEWSWEEK's parent, The Washington Post Company) and risked setting off a worldwide financial meltdown to get a better deal than a cut-rate Buffett offer that would have ousted them.

    What Goes Around

  • Even more, this anthology proves that people and poets across America have, like Thoreau, refused to be outfaced by irrational things.

    Senor Salsa

  • Pedro denied and outfaced him, and was afterwards hostile to him.

    The Door in the Wall, and other stories

  • By the time Missy was 6 months I knew I was outfaced and took her to a trainer, who said euphemistically "That's a lotta dog" as she climbed — with some success — a fir tree in his yard to get at a squirrel.

    Jim Harrison: The Life of a Sportsman and the Lives of his Dogs

  • He, who had never backed away from a challenge, who had outfaced kings of industry and princes of wealth, had flinched from a confrontation with a mere girl.

    Mistress For A Weekend

  • The reproach was merited, and not easy to be outfaced.

    New Grub Street

  • The same doling of cabbage and bacon that had outfaced him at dinner.

    At Swim, Two Boys

  • The irregulars, outnumbered and outfaced, perforce moved on.

    Counting Up, Counting Down


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