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outface

[out-feys] /ˌaʊtˈfeɪs/
verb (used with object), outfaced, outfacing.
1.
to cause to submit by or as if by staring down; face or stare down.
2.
to face or confront boldly; defy.
Origin of outface
1520-1530
First recorded in 1520-30; out- + face
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  • It would have taken a man of supernerve to outface that situation.

    Way of the Lawless Max Brand
  • It was as if something divine within me awoke to outface the desolation.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald
  • Helene herself, with her weak will, would be unable to outface her family.

  • And in this matter I shall be ready to outface him at all hazards.

  • It is impossible to outface Milton, or to abash him with praise.

    Milton

    Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh
  • They will try to outface us, my patron; but we shall triumph.

  • “That depends on what you mean,” he said, determined not to let her outface him.

    The Woman from Outside Hulbert Footner
  • Not twice would he outface me, even though it were my death day.

    The Men of the Moss-Hags S. R. Crockett
  • Dick had been minded for an instant to stay and outface him.

    The Road to Paris Robert Neilson Stephens
  • A few large stars are visible then, lingering to outface the dawn.

    Shakespeare's England William Winter
British Dictionary definitions for outface

outface

/ˌaʊtˈfeɪs/
verb (transitive)
1.
to face or stare down
2.
to confront boldly or defiantly
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Word Origin and History for outface
v.

1520s, from out (adv.) + face (v.). Related: Outfaced; outfacing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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