Facing someone or a group, as in He was shy about speaking in front of a large audience. [Early 1600s]
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How to use in front of in a sentence
He even stopped acting, or at least slowed down on his in-front-of-the-camera work, in order to find it.Ben Affleck Delivers the Best Performance of His Career in ‘Gone Girl’ | Kevin Fallon | October 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I became the announcer; made the in-front-of-the-curtain talks.David Lannarck, Midget | George S. Harney