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    facet/ to forget one's line/ have the face

    Dear teachers,

    Would you share with me your opinion concerning the interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    The social facets of the Russian public health were formulated by the new minister long before his appointment.

    facet = aspect

    After forgetting my lines, I didn't have the face to go back on stage.

    to forget ones line = to forget one’s cue

    have the face = have the impudence

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V

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    Re: facet/ to forget one's line/ have the face

    Facets - I would use implications.
    Forgetting ones lines - this means just what it says. A cue could be given by a person off stage to help the actor remember the lines and then continue.
    Did not have the face - I was too embarrassed.

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