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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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The 42-year-old has released his version of the classic tune Let's Face The Music and Dance and has a week to prove to music bosses that he has what it takes.
The theatre owners will face the music if they don't listen to us.
Islamabad, September 01, 2009 (Frontier Star): PML-N Leader Syed Zafar Ali Shah Advocate on Tuesday made it clear that if former President Musharraf is not tried under 6 of the Constitution, then Government and incumbent leaders will have to face the Music.
At least this man's wife is willing to face the music.
But he came back to face the music after running out of cash.
THE wife of back-from-the-dead canoeist John Darwin is expected to fly into Britain today to face the music and beg her sons' forgiveness.
That's the only word I can think to describe the actions of Irish players who are afraid to come home and face the music.
Then there will be no need for him to face the music again
On Let's Face the Music and Dance there is no shortage of danger yet everything is played exquisitely.
Among them: ``Let's Face the Music and Dance,'' ``East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)'' and the finale, George and Ira Gershwin's `` 'S Wonderful.