September 22, 2014 - Word of the Day: face
A face includes a person's eyes, nose, lips, cheeks, chin, and forehead:
- When Charles wakes up in the morning, he washes his face.
- He has a smile on his face.
- I may forget your name, but I never forget a face.
The word "face" is also a verb that indicates a direction or the direction in which someone is looking:
- The students are facing the teacher. (This means they are in front of the teacher and they can see each other.)
- This side of the house faces the north.
- The opposite side of the house faces the south.
- There are two people sitting at a table and facing each other.
Sometimes the word "face" is used to describe a person's experience, now, in the past, or in the future:
- Kevin is facing several problems at the same time.
- Their family faced foreclosure of their home, but somehow they found the money they needed.
- Sandra will face five to ten years in prison for the crimes she committed.
- The city is faced with increasing costs due to climate change.
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