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in the face of

Definition of in the face of

  1. :  while in a situation in which one has to deal with (something or someone that is dangerous, difficult, etc.) <Their defeat seemed certain in the face of such a powerful opponent.> <She showed great courage in the face of danger.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the front part of the head that in humans extends from the forehead to the chin and includes the mouth, nose, cheeks, and eyes

    :  the face as a means of identification :  countenance

    :  presence, sight

  1. :  to confront impudently

    :  to line near the edge especially with a different material

    :  to cover the front or surface of

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to take off or remove

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