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confront
used in Howards End

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

or:

to challenge someone — often by presenting evidence
  • If you intend to confront Mr. Wilcox, and to call him to account for a chance remark, you will make a very great mistake.
    Chapter 26 (60% in)
  • If you think this ridiculous, remember that it is not Margaret who is telling you about it; and let me hasten to add that they were in plenty of time for the train; that Mrs. Munt, though she took a second-class ticket, was put by the guard into a first (only two "seconds" on the train, one smoking and the other babies—one cannot be expected to travel with babies); and that Margaret, on her return to Wickham Place, was confronted with the following telegram: "All over.
    Chapter 2 (98% in)
  • In times of sorrow or emotion his inadequacy had pained her, but it was pleasant to listen to him now, and to watch his thick brown moustache and high forehead confronting the stars.
    Chapter 15 (60% in)
  • At every turn of speech one was confronted with reality and the absolute.
    Chapter 23 (16% in)
  • On a perfect day, when the sky seemed blue porcelain, and the waves of the discreet little bay beat gentlest of tattoos upon the sand, Margaret hurried up through the rhododendrons, confronted again by the senselessness of Death.
    Chapter 34 (4% in)

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