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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.

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Saving Face follows young female survivors of acid attacks as they fight for justice, and a Pakistani plastic surgeon who has returned to his homeland to dedicate his life to help save faces and lives.
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.
Chinoy was mired in controversy when one of the victims whose narrative was recorded in her documentary "Saving Face," accused Chinoy of not fulfilling her commitment of providing financial compensation.
"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.
The expression "in your face" may well have been an intentional pun on the title of Obaid Chinoy's award-winning film, "Saving Face." But some complained that because the film highlighted a particularly horrific form of gender violence (using acid to attack and disfigure women), it gave Pakistan "a bad name" - and so led to the country "losing face."
In an exclusive email interview from the US in the wake of the Oscar award, she shares with Gulf News her views on Saving Face and the issues at the core of the documentary.
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.
To withdraw swiftly and save lives should not rest on whether the Taliban feel they have a victory or not, saving face is not on my agenda.
The Hibees had keeper Graham Stack to thank for saving face as their Cup curse almost struck again.
However, the latest of those losses was against crisis club Portsmouth and Brian Laws' team disappointed for the opening 45 minutes on Wednesday, falling behind to Stoke before saving face through David Nugent's second-half equaliser.
Now their business, Saving Face, is winning new customers.