in\ the\ face\ of

in\ the\ face\ of
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.

Syn.: in spite of
Compare: fly in the face of, in one's face
3. See: fly in the face of

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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