alfronti

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From al- +‎ fronto +‎ -i

Verb[edit]

alfronti (present alfrontas, past alfrontis, future alfrontos, conditional alfrontus, volitive alfrontu)

  1. (transitive) to face (have one’s face / the front part turned toward)
    Ni ne kuraĝis alfronti unu la alian.
    We didn’t dare face one another.
    • Edwin Grobe (translator), La Falo de Uŝer-Domo (The Fall of the House of Usher) by Edgar Alan Poe,
      De pozicio alfrontinta la mian, iom post iom li ĉirkaŭmovis sian seĝon ĝis ĝin postenigi en alfrontado al la ĉambropordo [...]
      From a position fronting my own, he had gradually brought round his chair, so as to sit with his face to the door of the chamber [...]
  2. (transitive) to face, confront (come up against, (have to) deal with)
    Nin alfrontis terura danĝero.
    We were faced with terrible danger.
    • Simono Pejno (translator), “Revon Havas Mi” (“I Have a Dream),” speech given by Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC on 28 August, 1963,
      Foje kaj refoje ni leviĝu supren al majestaj altejoj, alfrontante fizikan forton kun anima forto.
      Again and again, we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force.

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