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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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However, Saving Face has shown me that no matter how difficult the circumstances, there are people who dedicate their lives to bettering the lives of their fellow citizens.
Joy: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Daniel Junge with the Oscar for Saving Face.
The whole notion of saving face has been pushed by the conservative elements of society.
Called Saving Face, it features renowned plastic surgeon Mohammad Ali Jawad, who repairs the wounds suffered by women at the hands of jealous partners.
Along with a variety of hissyfit classics, including Saving Face, Body Double and Handy Work, the brand gifted country stars and celebrities with the new Clockpot, an exciting, innovative product collection that debuted this week.
Last summer Alice Wu kicked open the celluloid closet door for Chinese-American lesbians with her Woody Allen--esque romantic comedy Saving Face, about the burgeoning relationship between an endearingly neurotic female doctor and her boss's self-assured, beautiful ballerina daughter.
ISLAMABAD, February 29, 2012 (Balochistan Times): The Womens Parliamentary Caucus (WPC) has facilitated Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy for winning the first ever Oscar Award for Pakistan on her documentary Saving Face terming it an historic tribute to the talents of Pakistani women.
Gilani in his message said the Sharmeens documentary film Saving Face by winning Oscar Award raised prestige of the nation.
The film, Saving Face, tells the moving story of the work of the city's Islamic Help charity in aiding the victims of Pakistani acid attacks.
ISLAMABAD, February 28, 2012 (Frontier Star): President Asif Ali Zardari on Monday felicitated Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy on winning the first-ever Oscar award for Pakistan on her documentary Saving Face.