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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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Originally featuring eight teams in the earlier three editions, the 2009 version has been upgraded to 12 teams in four groups who will play their group matches from July 24 to July 29 at five venues (Seville, Malaga, Jerez, Huelva, Madrid) in Andalusia and Madrid in Spain, with the winners of Group A and B facing off in the first semi-final at Seville at 20.
Little Oleg suffers more calamities than Job, facing off with pimps wielding switchblades, smiley pedophiles who put a plastic bag over his head and a bunch of goombahs who want to put a bullet in his head.