Definition of Face-saving

1. Adjective. Maintaining dignity or prestige. "A face-saving compromise"

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Definition of Face-saving

1. Adjective. (alternative spelling of facesaving) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Face-saving

face-amount certificate company
face-bow fork
face-bow record
face-saving (current term)
face angle
face blindness
face card
face cards
face cloth
face cream
face down
face for radio
face form
face fungus

Literary usage of Face-saving

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1. Ageing and Long-Term Care: National Policies in the Asia-Pacific by David R. Phillips, Alfred C. M. Chan, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (2002)
"Together with this continuance of filial piety, the perspective of family responsibility may contribute to the maintenance of face-saving attitudes towards ..."

2. The Things Men Fight for: With Some Application to Present Conditions in Europe by Harry Huntington Powers (1916)
"Despite many face-saving concessions of other kinds or in other quarters, ... Again Germany was denied, though with face-saving concessions of more ..."

3. The Book of Days: A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in Connection with the by Robert Chambers (1832)
"... or Sen-ant, Young or Old, Rich or Poor, of what Degree or Condition soever, look upon his Face, saving the ancient Maid, whose Name was Elizabeth, ..."

4. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1853)
"But after a few days, he ran to his father with a sparkling face, saving: 'Father, 1 know now how it ia: GOD'S mother died when HE was a baby, ..."

5. Empires of the Far East: A Study of Japan and of Her Colonial Possessions by Lancelot Lawton (1912)
"All the face-saving clauses employed in the following edict,issued on November:. could not conceal the desperate straits to which the monarchy had been ..."

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