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Face

The external appearance or surface of anything; that which is readily observable by a spectator. The words contained in a document in their plain or obvious meaning without regard to external evidence or facts.

The term is applied most frequently in business law to mean the apparent meaning of a contract, paper, bill, bond, record, or other such legal document. A document might appear to be valid on its face, but circumstances may modify or explain it, and its meaning or validity can be altered.

See: appearance, confront, endure, look, suffer, withstand
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This career compilation trawls the Great American Songbook with subtly styled takes on the likes of S'Wonderful, The Look Of Love, Fly Me To The Moon and Let's Face The Music And Dance.
artistic director Jack Viertel and former music director Rob Fisher reclaim the Irving Berlin/Moss Hart comedy Face the Music from obscurity, giving it its first revival since its 1932 premiere?
THE ASTAIRE FACTOR: Face the music guys - women find men who know how to dance attractive - even very attractive.
Moral of the story: When bad news happens, face the music and discuss it immediately.
Devastated and ready to face the music, she is rescued by another unexpected intervention when a cherubic young cop named Filippo (rising American actor Giovanni Ribisi) devises an escape plan and runs off with her.
announced that Face the Music has signed a six-year, 8,600 SF sublease at 107 Grand St.
It's time for the recording industry to finally face the music.
If speech is to be protected so that all ideas can be heard, we have to face the music and deal with the power of commercially amplified speech and its destructive influence on thoughtful discourse in this country.
Two commercial fishermen in Port O'Connor, TX, recently stole a Budweiser truck on a lark, but may face the music for their broad interpretation of the brwery's slogan, "This Bud's For You.
Face the music and identify your problems; then do something about them.
But despite defending the police involved in the killing, Duterte said 'we have to face the music.
I have to accept whatever the FA put on me and go and face the music.