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Outface, 1) to brave, to put out of countenance, to bear down with looks: “with no face, as 'twere, --ing me,” Err. V, 244. “we have given thee faces. But you have --d them all,” LLL V, 2, 626. “we'll o. them and outswear them too,” Merch. IV, 2, 17. “o. the brow of bragging horror,” John V, 1, 49. “was at last --d by Bolingbroke,” R2 IV, 286. “see if thou canst o. me with thy looks,” H6B IV, 10, 49. “to o. me with leaping in her grave,” Hml. V, 1, 301. “o. the winds and persecutions of the sky,” Lr. II, 3, 11. With from, == to frighten away by looks: “--d you from your prize,” H4A II, 4, 283. Hence, without from, == to supplant, to put down by terror: “hast --d infant state and done a rape upon the maiden virtue of the crown,” John II, 97.
2) to face the matter out with looks, to gain one's point by a good appearance, to dissemble: “scambling, --ing, fashion-monging boys,” Ado V, 1, 94. With it: “cowards . . . that do o. it with their semblances,” As I, 3, 124. Transitively, == to put a good face on, to seem blind to: “--ing faults in love with love's ill rest,” Pilgr. 8 (a verse remodelled by the poet in Sonn. 138, 8).
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