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[feys-tuh-feys] /ˈfeɪs təˈfeɪs/
with the fronts or faces toward each other, especially when close together.
involving close contact or direct opposition:
a face-to-face confrontation of adversaries.
noting, relating to, or promoting interaction that takes place in person, as opposed to online interaction or electronic communications:
face-to-face classrooms.
Abbreviation: f2f, F2F.
Origin of face-to-face
Middle English word dating back to 1300-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I was wretchedly nervous when they did come and brave a face-to-face meeting.


    Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  • You're wondering what the first face-to-face meeting's going to be like.

    Starman's Quest Robert Silverberg
  • I was brought around so that I was face-to-face with the person.

    Little Brother

    Cory Doctorow
  • In that face-to-face combat in the darkness the odds were with the stoat.

    Lives of the Fur Folk M. D. Haviland
  • What fierce, face-to-face wrestlings with grief and remorse were hers!

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