in the presence of (someone)

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Definition of in the presence of (someone)

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

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“In the presence of (someone).” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20the%20presence%20of%20%28someone%29. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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