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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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By facing off against the game's advanced AI opponents, players will experience what it's like to pull up a chair at the WSOP tournament table a virtual unknown and leave with all the fame and fortune of today's most popular poker champions.
Players can hone their paintball skills on their own as a novice with basic skills and equipment and advance from rookie to pro before facing off against multiple players.
The Rose Bowl Breakfast, which is open to the public, builds on a 30-year FCA tradition of bringing together bowl players and coaches from opposing teams to break bread prior to facing off on the football field.