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left face

(used as a military command to perform a left-face).


[left-feys] /ˈlɛftˈfeɪs/ Military
a 90° turn to the left, especially as a marching command.
verb (used without object), left-faced, left-facing.
to execute a left-face. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • To the left—face—quick march, to the left—turn—to the right—turn—close files—mark time—right—left—right—left—forward.

    Newton Forster Captain Frederick Marryat
  • Right or left face—(for a right angle is necessary at this point).

  • Christina was left face to face with nothingness and Cuyler Ten Euyck.

    "Persons Unknown" Virginia Tracy
  • Sergeant Cuff and I were left face to face, at the bottom of the steps.

    The Moonstone Wilkie Collins
  • Then, making an excuse, she vanished from the room, and Lysbeth was left face to face with her tormentor.

    Lysbeth H. Rider Haggard
  • The handsome, clever, rising man was left face to face with what he feared and hated most in this world—a failure.

    Mrs. Maxon Protests Anthony Hope
  • The Russians took the centre and right face, our men being ordered to advance parallel to the left face.

    Our Sailors W.H.G. Kingston
  • When it comes to the final word, one is left face to face with his stock of adjectives.

    Famous Prima Donnas Lewis Clinton Strang
  • Union guns destroyed the arched brick casemates of the left face during the Civil War.

  • The recruit was taught the correct manner of salute, right and left face, about face, and double time.

    The Delta of the Triple Elevens William Elmer Bachman

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