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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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Blazers return to action to meet Africa Nazarene University (ANU) while Lions face off with Kenyatta University Pirates.
Speaking on the timing of the house's decision, he said it was only coincidental that it came when the executive and the judiciary had a face off, adding that the public accounts committee had started work before the impasse between the two arms of government.
Apart from India and Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh will be eyeing a winning start in the Super Fours stage at Abu Dhabi, when they face off for the second time on Sunday.
The movie's director Ruben Fleischer is also keen to see Spider-Man face off against Venom in a later movie, but confirmed there were "no heroes" in the upcoming first instalment, which hits cinemas this year.
Japan face off against Poland, who are last placed and can only act as a means for Japan to assure their qualification to the round of 16 at this point as they havent managed to secure even a single point from their world cup matches so far.
In NA-129 Lahore, PML-N leader Sardar Ayaz Sadiq will face off Abdul Aleem Khan of the PTI.
PML-N's Sohail Shaukat Butt will face off PTI's Abdul Aleem Khan from NA-129.
The winners of the two semi-finals meet in the Play-off final on Sunday, face off 5.30pm, where Widnes will be hoping to retain the trophy that they won last season.
Download Protesters face off again outside Trump Tower NNA - Hundreds of anti-Trump protesters and a small number of demonstrators backing the president faced off Tuesday evening across Fifth Avenue, three blocks south of Trump Tower, as police stood in a line in the street.
Except it's not so much as a face off, as a clueless panic-off.