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  • verb Present participle of outface.


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  • Ida Kar who also liked to wear a hat is back on view at the National Portrait Gallery, outfacing mutability and the unimaginable touch of time.

    Portraits of the artists 2011

  • This accords with Flashman, but Blanc is modest about outfacing the Emperor, saying that it was mere accident that he was first to approach Theodore, who had no animosity towards him; “the result would have been quite different had his anger been roused by the sight of those he hated.” [p. 254] [51] There is an interesting group photograph of the principal prisoners taken after their release.

    Flashman on the March Fraser, George MacDonald, 1925- 2005

  • If, outfacing the absurdity of the situation in correspondence with M.R. F.,

    Our Mutual Friend 2004

  • Soldiers were at work everywhere, increasing the height of the barricades or filling in the outfacing windows of per-imeter homes.

    Waylander Gemmell, David 1986

  • Is the outfacing of five rogues any greater matter than outfacing this God's wilderness?

    Martin Conisby's Vengeance Jeffery Farnol 1915

  • I was pausing to consider this, when a bright ray stream'd across the sea toward me, and the red rim of the sun rose out of the waters, outfacing the glow on the headland, and rending the film of smoke that hung like a curtain about the horizon.

    The Splendid Spur Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch 1903

  • Well, anyhow, he would have the pleasure of meeting and outfacing the old rascal.

    The Window-Gazer Isabel Ecclestone Mackay 1901

  • Then there came a breathing-space of quiet; Messer Folco looked hard at his daughter; and she, for her part, looking, as before, away from him, because, as I guess, she judged that there would be something irreverent in outfacing her father while she denied his wishes and defied so strangely his parental authority.

    The God of Love 1898

  • Godrick, and his uprising, and what his chances might be of his outfacing all his foes, who, said the chapman, were many and great, and more belike than Sir Godrick wotted of.

    The Sundering Flood William Morris 1865

  • If, outfacing the absurdity of the situation in correspondence with

    Our Mutual Friend Charles Dickens 1841


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