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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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And if she really wants to fight sexism she should start in her own back yard (the Commons) where this week two senior Tories mocked former Welsh Secretary Cheryl Gillan by pulling faces and making clawing gestures (behind her back obviously) because she was wearing a leopard skin outfit.
The father-of-two tried his best to cheer up Denno by pulling faces and posing for the camera with him.
And when they don't clash, and these good folk pile on to the charabang to t'races, they inevitably congregate behind McCririck, pulling faces at the camera for the benefit of the paupers at home who can't afford a ticket, until he bellows at them to "behave yourself".
Atkinson, who plays Fagin, went down a storm with the audience, often pulling faces with visual humour reminiscent of his character Mr Bean.
Cath Edwards, who took the picture, said: "Martin's always pulling faces at work because he's got no teeth.
Like a superannuated Vicky Pollard she responded to criticism by pulling faces, sticking her fingers in her ears and shouting: "Shut up, shut yer face.
And even in unflattering curlers and pulling faces for selfies, it's clear why the Angels are the supermodels of the lingerie world.
The show last night captured the funnyman pulling faces at the camera as he waited his turn to be quizzed, and walking towards " T" Black Chair" as he jokingly tested it for comfort.
I think surgeons should be saving lives rather than pulling faces about" - Mary Berry, The Great British Bake-Off star, rules out cosmetic surgery.
TOP THAT Prince Harry masters the art of pulling faces.
And I certainly don't stand in front of mirrors pulling faces.