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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  We  four  indeed,  confronted  were  with  four  In 
  Russian  habit.  --Shak. 
 
  He  spoke  and  then  confronts  the  bull.  --Dryden. 
 
  Hester  caught  hold  of  Pearl,  and  drew  her  forcibly 
  into  her  arms,  confronting  the  old  Puritan 
  magistrate  with  almost  a  fierce  expression. 
  --Hawthorne. 
 
  It  was  impossible  at  once  to  confront  the  might  of 
  France  and  to  trample  on  the  liberties  of  England. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  2.  To  put  face  to  face;  to  cause  to  face  or  to  meet  as  to 
  confront  one  with  the  proofs  of  his  wrong  doing 
 
  3.  To  set  in  opposition  for  examination;  to  put  in  contrast; 
  to  compare. 
 
  When  I  confront  a  medal  with  a  verse,  I  only  show 
  you  the  same  design  executed  by  different  hands. 
  --Addison. 




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