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used in Rose Red

6 uses
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to deal directly with an unpleasant situation or person


to challenge someone — often by presenting evidence
  • I see in myself this hesitation to confront John, a reluctance to spoil his good moods, or dare to enter his bad ones.
    2 — 1907 (65% in)
  • I nearly fainted at this threat of violence, and it did not escape me that as men confronting a white-skinned woman they might want more than just my purse.
    3 — 1908 (44% in)
  • If we were to confront anyone, it would be someone inside the Carriage House.
    4 — 1909 (72% in)
  • Question after question is running through my head, as I sit perfectly still while confronted with the agitations of my guests.
    6 — 1911-1915 (63% in)
  • She too was confronted with the sight of John's former partner up that ladder.
    7 — 1915-1916 (20% in)
  • But that bee sting came inside the Health Room [Editor's note: Health Room = Ellen's term for the Solarium, post 1917] and that room did burst with color upon his death, the same way it exploded with color on the tragic night of April's disappearance and Sukeena's confrontation with the policeman there.
    9 — 1918-1920 (11% in)

There are no more uses of "confront" in Rose Red.

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