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She wiped her face.
He had a big smile on his face.
The ball hit me in the face.
Marsha came back in with a worried face.
It was very nice to see all the familiar faces again.
Look out for a couple of new faces in the team.
the north face of the Eiger
a cliff face
players who changed the face of tennis
This is the new face of banking in America.
The ball flashed across the face of the goal.
He was lying face down in the water.
Bea found herself lying face up in the snow.
Steve has disappeared off the face of the earth.
They won in the face of stiff competition from all over the country.
Mike pulled a face at the food and took his plate over to Helen's table.
He's the most expensive designer on the face of the earth.
We do not believe on the face of it that there has been illegal activity by the banks.
It's eight o'clock already and I haven't even got my face on.
Many councils have completely set their face against the idea of road humps.
If Terry has anything to say, he should say it to my face.
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a Korean dish made from fermented cabbage or other vegetables, garlic and spices
to ask people to vote in order to decide an issue
a compulsive desire for something; an addiction to something
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Definition of face from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.