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View synonyms for in the face of

in the face of

  1. When confronted with, as in It is hard for brokers to be cheerful in the face of a falling stock market . [Late 1800s]

  2. Despite the opposition of, notwithstanding, as in In the face of published statistics, they insist there is no flu epidemic . [Early 1800s] Also see fly in the face of .



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