confront

[ kuh n-fruhnt ]SEE DEFINITION OF confront
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Those that confront us now are as momentous as any in the past.

The Duke of Lerma, infirm and enfeebled by years, was unable to confront his foes.

Our eyes are shut to the damning facts which confront us on every side.

We could not confront the gaze of Beauty with great rents in our shirts.

My brain was numb, but I did my best to confront the new situation that was before me.

No doubt, had we been afoot she would have halted, the better to confront me.

He wheeled sharply to confront Sir John Killigrew, who had entered after him.

"Then kill me," she answered fiercely, leaping up to confront and dare him.

He stared a moment, moved away and round where he could confront her.

Both turned to confront him, Hortensia's eyes swollen from her weeping.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, "to stand in front of," from Middle French confronter (15c.), from Medieval Latin confrontare "assign limits, adjoin," from Latin com- "together" (see com-) + frontem (nominative frons) "forehead" (see front (n.)). Sense of "to face in defiance or hostility" is late 16c. Related: Confronted; confronting.

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