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as in to front
to stand or sit with the face or front toward the house faces the sparkling blue waters of the Pacific Ocean

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as in to encounter
to enter into contest or conflict with the Boston Red Sox were eager to face their traditional rivals, the Yankees, in the play-offs

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as in looks
the front part of the head the criminal hid his face from the news cameras as he slumped into the patrol car

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as in front
a forward part or surface the face of the store building has been altered many times over the years to meet changing tastes and needs

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as in grimace
a twisting of the facial features in disgust or disapproval it's rude to make a face when your dinner hostess offers you broccoli

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as in exterior
an outer part or layer a much-needed sandblasting revealed that the face of the old stone church is actually a pinkish granite

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as in look
facial appearance regarded as an indication of mood or feeling a rainy day is no excuse for just moping around with a long face, so let's do something

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“Face.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/face. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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