toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

confront
used in The Adventures of Augie March

6 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
to deal directly with an unpleasant situation or person

or:

to challenge someone — often by presenting evidence
  • It made no difference who confronted her or whether the teacher came to plead with her to stop.
    Chapter 2 (33% in)
  • But I don't want to be pushed into exaggeration by such opinion, which is the opinion of students who, at all ages, feel their boyishness when they confront the past.
    Chapter 5 (2% in)
  • Hence we saw things to the side of the main confrontation of the big dramatic shell, powder and paint on the faces, and voices muffled, then loud, or glenny silver, and frequently didn't know what made the audience laugh.
    Chapter 7 (83% in)
  • I confronted all the varieties, and as far as I could I avoided rising.
    Chapter 13 (76% in)
  • She wants to go to Italy with the husband, confront the Italian lady, and have the husband deny before them both he ever loved her.
    Chapter 24 (60% in)
  • He'd tell you himself how he picked up women, and as he described it these poor weak birdies when he got them alone were like confronted by a fiery god, etcetera.
    Chapter 26 (47% in)

There are no more uses of "confront" in The Adventures of Augie March.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®