outface

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v outface overcome or cause to waver or submit by (or as if by) staring "He simply stared down his opponent"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Outface out*fās" To face or look (one) out of countenance; to resist or bear down by bold looks or effrontery; to brave. "Having outfaced all the world."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • outface To confront boldly; brave; defy.
    • outface To keep or force by boldness.
    • outface To face or stare down; confront with assurance, boastfully, or overbearingly; browbeat.
    • outface To face out; counteract by assurance; put a good face on.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Outface owt-fās′ to stare down: to bear down by bravery or impudence: to confront boldly.
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Usage

In literature:

Outface the charter of the soul?
"Over the Teacups" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Now he had audaciously outfaced her, and denied that he ever knew her.
"Double Trouble" by Herbert Quick
Outfacing your God with your back to the enemy!
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
To-morrow the falsehood will be outfaced, and you will return to fetch me.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
He stood trying to outface Sandy, to keep his eyes steady.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
Second, in order, in case you decided to testify, that you may be forewarned and be prepared to outface her.
"Counsel for the Defense" by Leroy Scott
She had outfaced and routed the foe.
"The Backwoodsmen" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Helene herself, with her weak will, would be unable to outface her family.
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" by I. Zangwill
I had outfaced these men, I would continue to outface them; come what might, I would stand by the word spoken.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 11 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
THE OUTFACING OF CLAVERS.
"The Men of the Moss-Hags" by S. R. Crockett
Chivalry outfaced by ridicule succumbed.
"Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern" by Edgar Saltus
A few large stars are visible then, lingering to outface the dawn.
"Shakespeare's England" by William Winter
Dick had been minded for an instant to stay and outface him.
"The Road to Paris" by Robert Neilson Stephens
What stare outfaces now my silver moon?
"Life of John Keats" by Sidney Colvin
The venerable conqueror of Napoleon was outfaced by the relentless equanimity of a girl in her teens.
"Queen Victoria" by Lytton Strachey
There is no outfacing the menace of death.
"English Book-Illustration of To-day" by Rose Esther Dorothea Sketchley
What hope had such a one of outfacing the decrees of fate?
"The Sailor" by J. C. Snaith
To outface the clamour was manifestly impossible, while to yield would at least bring the scolding to an end.
"True to a Type, Vol. I (of 2)" by Robert Cleland
No back door for Mr. Masterson and Mr. Wright; especially under the eyes of ones whom they must presently outface.
"The Sunset Trail" by Alfred Henry Lewis
Even parents do queer things to outface each other sometimes.
"Poppea of the Post-Office" by Mabel Osgood Wright
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In poetry:

Aurora rising from her rosie bedde,
First blusht, then wept, to see faire Phoebe grac'd,
And vnto Lady Maie these wordes shee sed,
Come, let vs goe, we will not be outfac'd.
"The Authors Dreame To The Ladie Marie" by Aemilia Lanyer

In science:

Agreed, the reply may well be able to outface this trouble, e.g. by the commonly discussed tactic of appealing to past or future of counterfactual differences between the discs.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
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