Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class II. Words Relating to Space
Section II. Dimensions
3. Centrical Dimensions
2. Special

234. Front

   NOUN:  N FRONT; fore, fore part or forepart; foreground, forefront; face, disk or disc, frontage, façade, proscenium, facia, frontispiece; priority, anteriority; obverse (of a medal).
  VAN, vanguard; advanced guard; forerank, front rank; outpost; first line; scout.
  BROW, forehead, visage, physiognomy, phiz [colloq.], features, countenance, mug [slang]; metoposcopy; chin, mentum; rostrum, beak, bow, stem, prow, prore, jib, bowsprit.
  pioneer (precursor) [See Precursor]; metoposcopist, physiognomist
   VERB:FRONT, face, confront, breast, buck [slang, U. S.], brave, dare, defy oppose, outbrazen; bend forwards; come to the front, come to the fore; be or stand in front &c. adj.
   ADJECTIVE:FORE, forward, anterior, front, frontal; metopic
   ADVERB:BEFORE in front, in the van, in advance; ahead right ahead foremost, headmost in the foreground, in the lee of; before one’s -face, – eyes; face to face, vis-à-vis [F.]; front à front [F.].
  1. Formosa facies muta commendatio est.—Syrus
  2. Frons est animi janua.—Cicero
  3. Human face divine.—Milton
  4. Imago animi vultus est indices oculi.—Cicero
  5. Sea of upturned faces.—Scott