Face

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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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I used to pull faces at the volunteers as I went past.
At first they have been expecting a secondary school band and they pull faces as if to say we'll humour them when we arrive.
There's a story about Norbit's childhood sweetheart (Thandie Newton), but it's just so Murphy can pull faces wearing a fat suit.
He throws like a machine gun - he's very quick, he's charismatic, and, like Jocky Wilson, he loves to pull faces which really warms him to the crowd.