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Word Example of - face-down

    Example Sentences for face

    I should not be surprised if I were to recognize him the first time I met him face to face.

    Pen got up and turned Sara's pillow and shaded the light from his face, mechanically.

    In all my life I've never been face to face with a thing like this.

    To laugh, were want of goodness and of grace, And to be grave, exceeds all power of face.

    She had been rather pale when he entered, but now the color rushed to her face.

    The big desert farmer was staring at Sara, horror in every line of his face.

    And then, in the face of that, you ask me if her life is of such consequence to me?

    This was what had put the new strain into Jim's face, the new pleading into his voice.

    It was impossible to detect any sign of emotion on his face.

    Little by little the steel lines crept over Jim's face again.

Word Origin & History of - face-down

    Word Origin & History

    face late 13c., from O.Fr. face, from V.L. *facia, from L. facies "appearance, form, figure," and secondarily "visage, countenance;" probably related to facere "to make" (see factitious). Replaced O.E. andwlita. To face (v.) "confront" is first recorded mid-15c. Related: Faced. Facing front or outer part of a wall, building, etc., is from 1823. To lose face (or save face), 1876, is said to be from Chinese tu lien; to face the music is theatrical. Face value was originally (1878) of bank notes, postage stamps, etc.