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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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Islamic Help's fundraising and communications director Zaheer Khan said: "This is another tremendous achievement for Saving Face and a boost for our Smiles Better campaign which helps acid attack victims.
Obama and his team, including his chief Iran negotiator, Under Secretary of State, Wendy Sherman, should reflect on the meaning of self-interest and saving face.
Saving face" talks about the acid attacks on women and winning of Oscar award by this documentary is also a saving face for Pakistan and its civil society.
Saving Face revolves around a British-Pakistani plastic surgeon, Dr.
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy: I knew Saving Face was a strong contender; the patriotic drive of Dr Jawad was matched beautifully with the bravery and resilience of acid-attack survivors Zakia and Rukhsana.
We were all absolutely overjoyed when it was announced that Saving Face had won the Oscar.
Some 40 percent of Egypt's population lives on less than $2 per day, and the equation almost boils to down to either saving face for one outmoded dictator or the detriment of tens of millions.
Now their business, Saving Face, is winning new customers.