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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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At the end of the day, as much as we plan, we also make mistakes; we face ups and downs, we learn from them and we're still growing.
Challenges make us strong, we love them, and we are hungry for more, We face ups & downs together & celebrate & have all the fun.
Graeme Francis, Age Cymru's head of policy and public affairs, said: "We all face ups and downs and our survey shows that sadly many thousands of older people in Wales could be doing so almost entirely alone.