Definition of Face saver
1. Noun. An act that avoids a loss of face (of dignity or prestige).
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Literary usage of Face saver
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Church of Christ in Corea by Malcolm C. Fenwick (1911)
"... the bride's father is to be doubted, but that the bridegroom may have something to show to the world that he is not a rascal — a " face-saver " for him. ..."
2. State, Society, and the UN System; Changing Perspectives on Multilateralism by Keith Krause, W. Andy Knight (1995)
"The United Nations acted as “an instigator, a catalyst, a face-saver for the colonial powers and as a bridge between the old and the new countries. ..."