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foreground

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foremost

face onto

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in front of: facing

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in front of: before

in front of: in the presence of

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the part of someone or something facing the viewer

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the forward outer surface of a building

to have the face or front turned in a specific direction

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to meet face-to-face, especially defiantly

to confront boldly and courageously

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the side that is forward or prominent

the line along which opposing armies face each other

the outward appearance of a person

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a person used as a cover for some questionable activity

a sphere of activity involving effort

(meteorology) the atmospheric phenomenon created at the boundary between two different air masses

the immediate proximity of someone or something

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the part of something that is nearest to the normal viewer

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be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point

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confront bodily

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relating to or located in the front

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References in classic literature ?
It was not in the nature of the Frenchman to disappoint expectations so confidently formed; although he cat looking down the precipice which fronted him, as Richard turned his leaders into the quarry, with a pair of eyes that stood out like those of lobsters.
In one corner stood a tiny altar, also of heavily carved teak, bearing a copper-gilt image of the seated Buddha and fronted by a lamp, an incense-holder, and a pair of copper flower- pots.
I understand a fit head, to be one that hath greatness and reputation; that hath confidence with the discontented party, and upon whom they turn their eyes; and that is thought discontented, in his own particular: which kind of persons, are either to be won, and reconciled to the state, and that in a fast and true manner; or to be fronted with some other, of the same party, that may oppose them, and so divide the reputation.
It is eighty feet high and is fronted like some fantastic pagan temple.
The lawn, which fronted the drawing-room windows, was a rich and uniform green, unspotted by a single daisy, and on the other side of it two straight paths led past beds of tall, standing flowers to a charming grassy walk, where the Rev.