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face-to-face

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Definition of face-to-face in English:

adjective& adverb

1(Of two people) close together and facing each other: [as adjective]: a face-to-face conversation [as adverb]: the two men stood face-to-face
More example sentences
  • Although smallpox can be spread by air currents, close face-to-face contact is far more effective.
  • Unlike the phone, or a face-to-face conversation, you don't need to answer right away on the internet.
  • Frankly, I'm pretty much as honest in face-to-face conversations, but not always.
1.1 [as adverb] In direct confrontation: he brings his readers face-to-face with situations they would rather not confront
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  • While the series was conceived as a way to bring Americans face-to-face with the reality of death, it did lose something of its impact as the show wore on.
  • He has already spent the equivalent of six years travelling and his adventures have brought him face-to-face with many challenges.
  • However, second generation migrants are brought face-to-face with the hypocrisies in any society.

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