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      n     (Printing)   a type style that originated in the 18th century, characterized by little contrast between thick and thin strokes  
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1    clock     (Brit. slang)   countenance, dial     (Brit. slang)   features, kisser     (slang)   lineaments, mug     (slang)   phiz or phizog     (slang)   physiognomy, visage  
2    appearance, aspect, expression, frown, grimace, look, moue, pout, scowl, smirk  
3    air, appearance, disguise, display, exterior, façade, front, mask, pretence, semblance, show  
4    authority, dignity, honour, image, prestige, reputation, self-respect, standing, status  
5      (informal)   assurance, audacity, boldness, brass neck     (Brit. informal)   cheek     (informal)   chutzpah     (U.S. & Canad. informal)   confidence, effrontery, front, gall     (informal)   impudence, neck     (informal)   nerve, presumption, sauce     (informal)  
6    aspect, cover, exterior, facet, front, outside, right side, side, surface  
7    face to face      à deux, confronting, eyeball to eyeball, in confrontation, opposite, tête-à-tête, vis-à-vis  
8    fly in the face of      act in defiance of, defy, disobey, go against, oppose, rebel against, snap one's fingers at     (informal)  
9    on the face of it      apparently, at first sight, seemingly, to all appearances, to the eye  
10    pull (or make) a long face      frown, grimace, knit one's brows, look black, look disapproving, look displeased, look put out, look stern, lour or lower, pout, scowl, sulk  
11    show one's face      approach, be seen, come, put in or make an appearance, show up     (informal)   turn up  
12    to one's face      directly, in one's presence, openly, straight  
13    be confronted by, brave, come up against, confront, cope with, deal with, defy, encounter, experience, face off     (slang)   meet, oppose, tackle  
14    be opposite, front onto, give towards or onto, look onto, overlook  
15    clad, coat, cover, dress, finish, level, line, overlay, sheathe, surface, veneer  

1    cosmetic surgery, plastic surgery  
2    renovation, restoration  
face up to     
accept, acknowledge, come to terms with, confront, cope with, deal with, face the music, meet head-on, tackle  

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British slang in use at least from the 1940`s - abbreviation of 'physiognomy'
Face Of The Day
langage internet
to face a situation courageously
a punch in the face
[Fam.];[Fig.];[Hum.] Ex.: French: "What do they call a knuckle sandwich?" English friend: "If someone offers you a knuckle sandwich, you'd better decline it; he's about to thump you in the face!"
face that people are showing during orgasm
an old implement that was used for washing clothes
from Old French seurté "a promise, pledge, guarantee; assurance, confidence" (12c., Modern French sûreté)," from securus (see secure (adj.)).
To position ones self, or an object like your rusty old car, in a place that is not only open and clearly visible to all, it is unavoidably in just about everyone's way.
[Slang] "You can't miss him, he's over there, parked in his POS Volvo, smack dab in the middle of the road!" source : Urban Dictionary
care provided for old or sick people or children in a residential facility ("home")
a person who is optimistic regardless of the circumstances and especially in the face of unrelieved hardship or adversity
From the name of the tutor and philosopher in Voltaire's Candide (1759). Ex: One needn't be a Pangloss to dismiss the notion that the world can ever get better.
the act of pushing one's face in between two ample breasts, and rocking one's head side to side very rapidly while making a vigorous, lip-vibrating "brrr" sound
"It's a list of all the people and things I hate so much I want to hit them in the face with a shovel." Concept coming from the Marian Keyes novel, The Mystery of Mercy Close (2012).
characterised by or given to extreme optimism, especially in the face of unrelieved hardship or adversity
Ex: This panglossian side of my friend reminds me of the guy singing “Always look on the bright side of life” as he’s getting crucified at the end of 'Monty Python’s Life of Brian'
face a specific situation; act in a certain way
E.g.: John went out of rehab a few days ago and he is determined to not go down that road again.
expression used to point out that one will eventually face the consequences of his own actions
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