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faces

verb
present tense third-person singular of face

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1 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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2 to oppose (something hostile or dangerous) with firmness or courage
  • movie superheroes who are ever ready to face danger without blinking an eye

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3 to cover with something that protects
  • we decided to face our old frame house with aluminum siding

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4 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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faces

noun
plural of face

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1 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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2 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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3 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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4 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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5 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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7 a member of the human race
  • I see they've hired some new faces

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“Faces.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/faces. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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