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confront
used in David Copperfield

6 uses
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Definition
to deal directly with an unpleasant situation or person

or:

to challenge someone — often by presenting evidence
  • Then I saw, as though all the intervening time had been cancelled, and I were still standing in the doorway on the night of the departure, the expression of that night in the face of Mrs. Strong, as it confronted his.
    Chapters 19-21 (21% in)
  • Having issued this mandate with as much potentiality as if she had been a recognized authority in the house ever since it had been a house, and having looked out to confront the amazed Peggotty coming along the passage with a candle at the sound of a strange voice, Miss Betsey shut the door again, and sat down as before: with her feet on the fender, the skirt of her dress tucked up, and her hands folded on one knee.
    Chapters 1-3 (15% in)
  • The schoolroom was a pretty large hall, on the quietest side of the house, confronted by the stately stare of some half-dozen of the great urns, and commanding a peep of an old secluded garden belonging to the Doctor, where the peaches were ripening on the sunny south wall.
    Chapters 16-18 (5% in)
  • I confronted Miss Murdstone alone.
    Chapters 25-27 (61% in)
  • Her eyes gleamed like fire as she confronted his mother, and broke into a frightful laugh.
    Chapters 55-57 (53% in)
  • She stood with her bright angry eyes confronting the wide stare, and the set face; and softened no more, when the moaning was repeated, than if the face had been a picture.
    Chapters 55-57 (59% in)

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