facing facing  /ˈfeɪ sɪŋ/


  1. (n) a lining applied to the edge of a garment for ornamentation or strengthening
  2. (n) an ornamental coating to a building
  3. (n) a protective covering that protects the outside of a building
  4. (n) providing something with a surface of a different material



  1. That's the stark choice facing Barack Obama as he ponders whom to tap in the next few weeks as his running mate.
  2. Their case is fast becoming a cause celebre in Egypt, where President Hosni Mubarak, 78, is facing growing domestic and international pressure to democratize.


  1. Denver man facing two felony child sex charges

    DENVER, N.C. -- A Denver man is facing statutory rape charges based on accusations of an incident that took place more than two years ago. Jeremiah Lee Mitchell, 37, turned himself in to the Lincoln County magistrate's office following the filing of charges against him. A Lincoln County Sheriff's Detective charged Mitchell with felony statutory rape of a 13, 14 or 15-year-old by a defendant six ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: WCNC Charlotte

  2. Amsterdam man facing assault charges

    An Amsterdam man is facing assault charges after police say he stabbed a man during a fight on Guy Park Ave Saturday afternoon.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: WNYT Albany

  3. Florida LB facing battery charge after bar scrape

    Florida LB facing battery charge after bar scrape
    on June 16, 2013     Source: CBS Sports


  1. "It's unfortunate that at a time when our nation is facing enormous challenges, many in Congress have decided to delay critical nominations for political purposes," Obama said. "These recess appointments will allow three extremely qualified...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Reuters Canada

  2. "My son, Michael, is an amazing young man, shown through his courage in facing his issues. As his mother I couldn't be more proud of him," Osmond said in a statement issued through her publicist, Marleah Leslie.
    on Nov 14, 2007 By: Marie Osmond Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. The back-to-back summits came amid what Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the host, called an "enormous crisis facing us all, serious threats to the stability, economic prosperity of every country."
    on Jun 26, 2010 By: Stephen Harper Source: The Associated Press

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engender engender
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