Definition of Face up
1. Verb. Deal with (something unpleasant) head on. "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes"
Related verbs: Confront, Face, Present
Generic synonyms: Approach, Go About, Set About
Specialized synonyms: Tackle, Take On, Undertake
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Literary usage of Face up
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"face up to face up, which is almost always followed by to, is considered to be an Americanism and has been soundly belabored by British critics going back ..."
2. The Monist by Hegeler Institute (1908)
"Now you gather up these two piles by grasping the first, or left-hand, pile, placing it, face up, upon the second, or right-hand, pile, and taking up the ..."
3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... upon one side of which is a guide path ' and down this guide path a heavy iron weight, called a faced with sheet-iron so as to give a smooth face. Up ..."
4. Savage Childhood: A Study of Kafir Children by Dudley Kidd (1906)
"C =When three fall face down and three face up. D = When four fall face down ... E = When five fall face down and one face up. F = When all fall face up. ..."
5. The New Zealanders by George Lillie Craik (1830)
"... and when they drink out of it, they never permit it to touch their lips, but hold their face up, and pour the liquor into their mouth. ..."
6. London Society edited by James Hogg, Florence Marryat (1878)
"He is bending his head ' I am rested,' Daisy says, turndown low in earnest endeavour ing a white face up towards her evidently to catch every word partner ..."
7. Werner's Readings and Recitations (1899)
"Hands folded low in F., W. to B. Bet., head inclined to B., face up and ... W. to L. Ret., face up F. high, torso twisted to L., R. loosely on upper chest, ..."