• The giant, carrying his wife's remains, confronts Ram Singh
    The giant, carrying his wife's remains, confronts Ram Singh
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj confrontational of or relating to confrontation
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The butler confronting William on the doorstep The butler confronting William on the doorstep
Bear confronting man Bear confronting man


  • Angela Carter
    “The bed is now as public as the dinner table and governed by the same rules of formal confrontation.”
  • Richard M. Nixon
    “Let us move from the era of confrontation to the era of negotiation.”
  • Quentin Crisp
    “Whenever we confront an unbridled desire we are surely in the presence of a tragedy-in-the-making.”
  • Jerry Gillies
    Jerry Gillies
    “Confront your fears, list them, get to know them, and only then will you be able to put them aside and move ahead.”
  • Roland Barthes
    “To try to write love is to confront the muck of language: that region of hysteria where language is both too much and too little, excessive and impoverished.”
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    “Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.”


In literature:

Now this is what confronts the teacher whenever a student comes for a lesson.
"The Head Voice and Other Problems" by D. A. Clippinger
Then came a rustle in the bushes, and, the following moment, a dark form confronted the lad, blocking his path.
"Frank Merriwell's Chums" by Burt L. Standish
Then he came to a stop, and confronted her.
"Phantom Wires" by Arthur Stringer
What an image was there confronting him!
"The Mayor of Troy" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
He sprang up in fright, hardly knowing whether it was a demon, or O'Mino turned demon, who confronted him.
"The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari" by James S. De Benneville
Montcalm soon confronted the British.
"The Land We Live In" by Henry Mann
Three young men confronted him for a second time.
"The Best Short Stories of 1915" by Various
Then he concentrated his thoughts upon the issue confronting him.
"The Seventh Noon" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
With a calm gesture he raised his head, his eyes confronting the mass of strained, excited faces lifted to his.
"The Mystics" by Katherine Cecil Thurston
Never before did an opportunity to render such great service to mankind confront the educated youth as confronts you to-day.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden

In poetry:

Yet who can wonder thou dost dare
Confront what others flee?
Thy carol cuts the keen March air
Keener than it cuts Thee.
"A March Minstrel" by Alfred Austin
Chosen from many--for no sluggard soul
Confronts that night of stars--
The trumpets of the last Republic roll
Far off, an end to wars;
"Republic And Motherland" by Alfred Noyes
Backward he stept to see the clay:
His visage grew white and sear;
No beauty ideal confronted the day,
No Psyche from upper sphere,
But a once loved shape that in darkness lay,
Buried a lonesome year!
"The Unseen Model" by George MacDonald
I stand alone here. Heavily
My thoughts go back. Had I not gone,
The dead had still been dead!--for none
Had yet believed his story--he,
My dead-deemed brother, Hamilton,
Who in the spy confronted me.
"The Brothers" by Madison Julius Cawein
He stood like a god; with creating hand
He struck the formless clay:
"Psyche, arise," he said, "and stand;
In beauty confront the day.
I have sought nor found thee in any land;
I call thee: arise; obey!"
"The Unseen Model" by George MacDonald
Who do you think that was, marching steadily, sternly confronting
It was the brigade of the youngest men, two thousand strong,
Rais'd in Virginia and Maryland, and many of them known personally to
the General.
"The Centerarian's Story" by Walt Whitman

In news:

Confronting the Pacific Ocean in all its most imposing and treacherous grandeur is Devil's Slide, a two-mile ribbon of coastal road just ten miles south of San Francisco.
Levithan called dystopian novels for teens "hopeful books, or at least constructive books," in which their characters confront choices that symbolize the natural soul-searching of adolescence.
Nationalist passions in both China and Japan increase the risk of confrontation.
Community leaders say the city must confront this racist act.
What an unfathomable, boundary-crossing, guns-in-the-Wizards locker-room Gilbert Arenas-Javaris Crittenton grudge confrontation story.
Similarly, industrial/commercial electricians are suddenly confronted with old wiring such as two-wire NM.
The emir 's visit is likely to solidify Hamas' control and boost its confrontational approach toward Israel.
Florida man in custody after confrontation in bar.
Officials stepped up efforts on two fronts yesterday to confront the potential dangers of dietary supplements, particularly ephedra , which might have contributed to a baseball player's death earlier this week.
Intersection of Fairview Rd and Robinson St in Katikati where a police officer was confronted by Hayden Flay.
Cynthia Brim, a Cook County judge, was arrested in a confrontation with two sheriff┬┐s deputies at the Daley Center last week after acting erratically on the bench in a suburban court the day before has been removed from judicial duties.
Two cultures confront each other in Pushed to the Edge.
For Mr Adani, the easiest and most profitable way to meet India's rising demand for electricity is to avoid the hassles, divisive political confrontations and practical inefficiencies of India.
Forty years after the publication of his masterpiece, "The Tin Drum," a book that vividly confronted the ghosts that post-war Germany seemed inclined to forget, Gunter Grass was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature.
What are your thoughts on this very personal story of one man and his family's confrontation with the church that betrayed them.

In science:

Ser. 11: Confrontation Between Stellar Pulsation and Evolution, ed. C.
R Coronae Borealis stars in the Galactic Bulge discovered by EROS-2
The right panel of Fig. 6 confronts the results of this approximation with the numerical simulations; given the roughness of the hypothesis the agreement is rather satisfying, and is expected to improve for larger values of k .
A review of the Statistical Mechanics approach to Random Optimization Problems
It will be assumed that the antenna is located in the free space and the entire disposition will be confronted according to the theory of standing waves.
"D-Dimond1", Prototype Antenna RGA-05
Richmond written at FORTRAN language, which is the most suitable programming language to confront mathematical problems.
"D-Dimond1", Prototype Antenna RGA-05
The isotopic argument exploits a dilemma that has long confronted meteoriticists.
Comment on "The shape and composition of interstellar silicate grains"