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    put somebody through his facings

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    The Greek books were again out, and Grace…was put through his facings. (Trollope’s “The Last Chronicle of Barset”, chapter XLI)

    put somebody through his facings = go through one’s facings = examine, test someone

    Thank you for your efforts.



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    Re: put somebody through his facings

    Hi Vil

    The closest I can get to it is:

    definition of pace from Oxford Dictionaries Online
    "put someone (or something) through their (or its) paces"

    = make someone (or something) demonstrate their (or its) abilities

    Best regards

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