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 Meanings and Examples of CONFRONT
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 v.  be face to face with; oppose in hostility or competition; deal with
Classic Sentence: (74 in 5 pages)
1  Death was in the room and she had no strength to confront it, to fight it back and she was frightened.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER LVI
2  She continued to confront him with the same air of ironic composure.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 7
3  She disappeared into her work-room with the vest, leaving me to confront the Pole, who stood against the door like a wooden figure.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3. Lena Lingard: IV
4  The youth and the tattered soldier followed, sneaking as if whipped, feeling unable to face the stricken man if he should again confront them.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 9
5  They were to confront the eager rush of the enemy.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 11
6  As he passed through each curling mass the youth wondered what would confront him on the farther side.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 19
7  Tom Gradgrind, as your son, young Tom, refuses for some obstinate reason or other to say anything at all about those statements, good or bad, I am obliged to confront her with your daughter.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III
8  The girl gradually recovered her senses; and, staggering to a chair by the bedside, hid her face upon the pillow: leaving Mr. Sikes to confront the new comers, in some astonishment at their unlooked-for appearance.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIX
9  Yes, but they will make you then sign your declaration, and confront you with him you have denounced; I will supply you with the means of supporting your accusation, for I know the fact well.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 4. Conspiracy.
10  I always thought this was business, this was the way to confront the thing, this was the way to take the foe by the throat.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XXXIV
11  That is to say, without mincing words, he invariably set before his hearers the sorrows and the difficulties which may confront a man, the trials and the temptations which may beset him.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: CHAPTER I
12  Those rare dreamers, mysterious priests of the beautiful who silently confront everything with perfection, would have caught a glimpse in this little working-woman, through the transparency of her Parisian grace, of the ancient sacred euphony.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III—FOUR AND FOUR
13  The old men and boys of the Home Guard marched by, the graybeards almost too weary to lift their feet, the boys wearing the faces of tired children, confronted too early with adult problems.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVIII
14  She had intended that the negroes should do the field work, while she and the convalescent girls attended to the house, but here she was confronted with a caste feeling even stronger than her own.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVI
15  As usual when confronted by Melanie's habit of attributing worthy motives where no worth existed, Scarlett was ashamed and irritated, and suddenly she could not meet either Ashley's or Melanie's eyes.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLI
Example Sentence: (36 in 3 pages)
16  The bravado of the young criminal disappeared when he was confronted by the victims of his brutal attack.
17  It doesn't assume that people need necessarily remain passive when confronted by what appears to be the juggernaut of history.
18  At the very least, to be consistent, you should remain mute when confronted with those who do feel they have some grasp on Truth.
19  They are always on the brink of victory and must be confronted with a virile aggression.
20  It looked all brown and black: elf- locks bristled out from beneath a white band which passed under her chin, and came half over her cheeks, or rather jaws: her eye confronted me at once, with a bold and direct gaze.
21  “12 Years a Slave,” a searing period drama that confronted moviegoers anew with the cruelties of American slavery, won best picture at the 86th Academy Awards.
22  Tony Abbott has confronted Russian President Vladimir Putin in Beijing, holding him complicit in the downing of flight MH17 and calling for Russia to apologise and consider restitution.
23  Instead of confronting the enemy directly, Napoleon simply outflanked them.
24  Guy keeps tiptoeing round the problem, instead of confronting it.
25  The next big issue confronting the workers is the question of wages.
26  She had stayed in her room to avoid another confrontation.
27  She wanted to avoid another confrontation with her father.
28  Their demands could lead to a serious confrontation with management.
29  The King made major concessions to end the confrontation with his people.
30  There was a head-on confrontation between management and unions.