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confronting


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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Confront \Con*front"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Confronted; p. pr.
     & vb. n. Confronting.] [F. confronter; L. con- + frons the
     forehead or front. See Front.]
     1. To stand facing or in front of; to face; esp. to face
        hostilely; to oppose with firmness.
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              We four, indeed, confronted were with four
              In Russian habit.                     --Shak.
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              He spoke and then confronts the bull. --Dryden.
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              Hester caught hold of Pearl, and drew her forcibly
              into her arms, confronting the old Puritan
              magistrate with almost a fierce expression.
                                                    --Hawthorne.
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              It was impossible at once to confront the might of
              France and to trample on the liberties of England.
                                                    --Macaulay.
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     2. To put face to face; to cause to face or to meet; as, to
        confront one with the proofs of his wrong doing.
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     3. To set in opposition for examination; to put in contrast;
        to compare.
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              When I confront a medal with a verse, I only show
              you the same design executed by different hands.
                                                    --Addison.
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Din dicționarul WordNet (r) 2.0 :

  confronting
       n : taking the bull by the horns [syn: braving, coping with,
            grappling, tackling]

Din dicționarul Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  49 Moby Thesaurus words for "confronting":
     adversative, adverse, adversive, antagonistic, anti, antipathetic,
     antipodal, antithetic, antonymous, at cross-purposes, balancing,
     clashing, compensating, conflicting, contradictory, contradistinct,
     contrapositive, contrarious, contrary, contrasted, converse,
     counter, counterbalancing, counterpoised, countervailing,
     dead against, discordant, discrepant, eyeball to eyeball,
     eyeball-to-eyeball, facing, hostile, inconsistent, inimical,
     inverse, obverse, opposed, opposing, opposite, oppositional,
     oppositive, oppugnant, perverse, polar, polaric, polarized,
     repugnant, reverse, squared off  
     

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