in the face of meaning

  "in the face of" in a sentence
In defiance of, despite

[American slang]
adv. phr. 1. When met or in the presence of; threatened by. He was brave in the face of danger. She began to cry in the face of failure. 2. Although opposed by; without being stopped by. Talking continued even in the face of the teacher's command to stop.
Synonym: IN SPITE OF.
Compare: FLY IN THE FACE OF, IN ONE'S FACE. 3. See: FLY IN THE PACE OF.

Examples

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  1. a brave man smiles in the face of adversity.
  2. he took his courage in both hands in the face of danger.
  3. we are powerless in the face of such forces.
  4. it's flying in the face of nature.
  5. in the face of difficulties, he 's completely unafraid.

Related Words

  1. in the event of meaning
  2. in the event of something meaning
  3. in the event of sth meaning
  4. in the extreme meaning
  5. in the eyes of meaning
  6. in the family meaning
  7. in the family way meaning
  8. in the fashion meaning
  9. in the fast lane meaning
  10. in the final analysis meaning
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