According to Dr. Saltz, confrontation can lead to a formal apology, something many victims of bullying desire.
That lead to a confrontation between her and Cruz behind closed doors.
Make no mistake, Mr. Obama is being pushed and pulled into a confrontation with Iran.
And one arena in which to stage that confrontation—with madness, apathy, family dysfunction, poverty, etc.—is the theater.
In other more violent cultures like, say, Chicago, one might be more careful about such a confrontation.
And we sought to engage the Soviet Union in the important task of moving beyond the cold war and away from confrontation.
After a period of confrontation, we are entering an era of negotiation.
In our relations with the Soviet Union, we have turned away from a policy of confrontation to one of negotiation.
They confronted him with Enriquez, and the confrontation no whit disturbed him.
That was perhaps the worst moment of my life, that confrontation of Semyonov.
1630s, "action of bringing two parties face to face," from Medieval Latin confrontationem, noun of action from past participle stem of confrontare (see confront). International political sense is attested from 1963 and traces to the "Cuban missile crisis" of the previous year.