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  • 101 Face plate — Face Face (f[=a]s), n. [F., from L. facies form, shape, face, perh. from facere to make (see {Fact}); or perh. orig. meaning appearance, and from a root meaning to shine, and akin to E. fancy. Cf. {Facetious}.] 1. The exterior form or appearance… …

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  • 102 Face to face — Face Face (f[=a]s), n. [F., from L. facies form, shape, face, perh. from facere to make (see {Fact}); or perh. orig. meaning appearance, and from a root meaning to shine, and akin to E. fancy. Cf. {Facetious}.] 1. The exterior form or appearance… …

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  • 103 face value — Face Face (f[=a]s), n. [F., from L. facies form, shape, face, perh. from facere to make (see {Fact}); or perh. orig. meaning appearance, and from a root meaning to shine, and akin to E. fancy. Cf. {Facetious}.] 1. The exterior form or appearance… …

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  • 104 face value — Face Face (f[=a]s), n. [F., from L. facies form, shape, face, perh. from facere to make (see {Fact}); or perh. orig. meaning appearance, and from a root meaning to shine, and akin to E. fancy. Cf. {Facetious}.] 1. The exterior form or appearance… …

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  • 105 Face wheel — Face Face (f[=a]s), n. [F., from L. facies form, shape, face, perh. from facere to make (see {Fact}); or perh. orig. meaning appearance, and from a root meaning to shine, and akin to E. fancy. Cf. {Facetious}.] 1. The exterior form or appearance… …

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  • 106 Hardihood — Har di*hood (h[aum]r d[i^]*h[oo^]d), n. [Hardy + hood.] Boldness, united with firmness and constancy of mind; bravery; intrepidity; also, audaciousness; impudence. [1913 Webster] A bound of graceful hardihood. Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] It is the …

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  • 107 hutzpa — chutzpa chutzpa, chutzpah chutzpah . [Yiddish khutzpa.] aggressive boldness or unmitigated effrontery; gall; as, he had the chutzpah to question my decision. [Also spelled {hutzpa}, and {hutzpah}.] Syn: audacity, audaciousness. [WordNet 1.5] …

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  • 108 hutzpah — chutzpa chutzpa, chutzpah chutzpah . [Yiddish khutzpa.] aggressive boldness or unmitigated effrontery; gall; as, he had the chutzpah to question my decision. [Also spelled {hutzpa}, and {hutzpah}.] Syn: audacity, audaciousness. [WordNet 1.5] …

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  • 109 Outface — Out*face (out*f[=a]s ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Outfaced} (out*f[=a]st ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Outfacing} (out*f[=a] s[i^]ng).] To face or look (one) out of countenance; to resist or bear down by bold looks or effrontery; to brave. Shak. [1913 Webster]… …

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  • 110 Outfaced — Outface Out*face (out*f[=a]s ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Outfaced} (out*f[=a]st ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Outfacing} (out*f[=a] s[i^]ng).] To face or look (one) out of countenance; to resist or bear down by bold looks or effrontery; to brave. Shak. [1913… …

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  • 111 Outfacing — Outface Out*face (out*f[=a]s ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Outfaced} (out*f[=a]st ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Outfacing} (out*f[=a] s[i^]ng).] To face or look (one) out of countenance; to resist or bear down by bold looks or effrontery; to brave. Shak. [1913… …

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  • 112 Presumption — Pre*sump tion (?; 215), n. [L. praesumptio: cf. F. pr[ e]somption, OF. also presumpcion. See {Presume}.] 1. The act of presuming, or believing upon probable evidence; the act of assuming or taking for granted; belief upon incomplete proof. [1913… …

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  • 113 Presumption of fact — Presumption Pre*sump tion (?; 215), n. [L. praesumptio: cf. F. pr[ e]somption, OF. also presumpcion. See {Presume}.] 1. The act of presuming, or believing upon probable evidence; the act of assuming or taking for granted; belief upon incomplete… …

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  • 114 Presumption of law — Presumption Pre*sump tion (?; 215), n. [L. praesumptio: cf. F. pr[ e]somption, OF. also presumpcion. See {Presume}.] 1. The act of presuming, or believing upon probable evidence; the act of assuming or taking for granted; belief upon incomplete… …

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  • 115 tic douloureux — Face Face (f[=a]s), n. [F., from L. facies form, shape, face, perh. from facere to make (see {Fact}); or perh. orig. meaning appearance, and from a root meaning to shine, and akin to E. fancy. Cf. {Facetious}.] 1. The exterior form or appearance… …

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  • 116 To fly in the face of — Face Face (f[=a]s), n. [F., from L. facies form, shape, face, perh. from facere to make (see {Fact}); or perh. orig. meaning appearance, and from a root meaning to shine, and akin to E. fancy. Cf. {Facetious}.] 1. The exterior form or appearance… …

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  • 117 To make a face — Face Face (f[=a]s), n. [F., from L. facies form, shape, face, perh. from facere to make (see {Fact}); or perh. orig. meaning appearance, and from a root meaning to shine, and akin to E. fancy. Cf. {Facetious}.] 1. The exterior form or appearance… …

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  • 118 watch clock compass card etc — Face Face (f[=a]s), n. [F., from L. facies form, shape, face, perh. from facere to make (see {Fact}); or perh. orig. meaning appearance, and from a root meaning to shine, and akin to E. fancy. Cf. {Facetious}.] 1. The exterior form or appearance… …

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  • 119 insolent — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin insolent , insolens unaccustomed, overbearing, from in + solens, present participle of solēre to be accustomed; perhaps akin to Latin sodalis comrade more at sib Date: 14th century 1. insultingly… …

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  • 120 nervy — adjective (nervier; est) Date: 1607 1. archaic sinewy, strong 2. a. showing or expressive of calm courage ; bold b. marked by effrontery or presumption ; brash 3 …

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