in the presence of (someone)


: when (someone) is present : around
Their daughter is shy in the presence of strangers.

Examples of in the presence of (someone) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There have been no new sightings of Cavalcante since Saturday evening, Bivens said, but residents of East Nantmeal Township can expect to see a significant increase in the presence of law enforcement. Nouran Salahieh, CNN, 11 Sep. 2023 Responding officers recognized the man, who had been evicted earlier in the day in the presence of police and a court bailiff. cleveland, 7 Sep. 2023 These performances would be restricted from public properties or in the presence of someone under the age of 18. Kiara Alfonseca, ABC News, 31 Aug. 2023 These two émigrés weren’t schooled in the intricacies of Jim Crow etiquette—that web of unwritten rules that governed how a Black American conducted himself in the presence of whites and set a low ceiling for Black aspirations. IEEE Spectrum, 27 Aug. 2023 Iris, who was captured staring lovingly at her uncle Justin in the image, wore a fun and vibrant blue dress and smiled big in the presence of her pop star relative. Brenton Blanchet, Peoplemag, 26 Aug. 2023 Most of them will die in the presence of that antibiotic. Veronique Greenwood, Quanta Magazine, 15 Aug. 2023 If symptoms only present in the presence of one of these factors, pinpointing alpha-gal as a culprit can be exceedingly tricky. Bree Iskandar, STAT, 27 July 2023 Thymosin beta-4 sulfoxide is an anti-inflammatory agent generated by monocytes in the presence of glucocorticoids. The Salt Lake Tribune, 16 Aug. 2023 See More

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“In the presence of (someone).” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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