Synonyms for facing

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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FACING

They were all facing him, and their faces were alive with interest; yet they made no hostile move.

There was no one like Larry for facing a crowd and cowing it.

He put an arm over her shoulders and drew her up, facing him.

For the first time, she was facing problems and demanding an answer.

Here, in an open field, two cottages stand, facing each other.

They clustered in a close group near the fire, facing a common centre.

He stopped and turned her round so that they were facing each other.

The headless fish leaped from under his hands as though they were facing a rapid.

He then came to me, put his two hands on my shoulders, and held me facing him.

They stood knee-deep in the clutter and lumber, facing each other abjectly.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, "disfiguring," from face. Meaning "defiance" is from 1520s; that of "front of a garment" is 1560s; "coating" is from 1580s; "front or outer part of a wall, building, etc.," is from 1823.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FACING

against

prepositionopposite to
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