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    about word "face"

    I read an article with the sentence like below:

    ".......in the face of what looked like certain defeat. "

    in here, what does " face" exactly mean? situation or ?

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    Re: about word "face"

    Quote Originally Posted by Ann L. View Post
    I read an article with the sentence like below:

    ".......in the face of what looked like certain defeat. "

    in here, what does " face" exactly mean? situation or ?
    Yes, very close situation or very close circumstances.


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    Re: about word "face"

    in the face of - a. in spite of b. when confronted with (dictionary.com)

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    Re: about word "face"

    Thank you , MikeNewYork and River both, I got it.

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    Re: about word "face"

    Quote Originally Posted by Ann L. View Post
    Thank you , MikeNewYork and River both, I got it.
    Great!


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    Re: about word "face"

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Great!

    Thanks very much.

    The part of the article:

    When Goliath defied the Lord God, David stood up to him. David trusted God to enable him to do what needed to be done. As a young shepheerd he wanted to do God's will even in the face of what looked like certain defeat. He WAnted to bring glory to God.......

    so you think 2answer of River' post to match it most?

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    Re: about word "face"

    Quote Originally Posted by Ann L. View Post
    Thanks very much.

    The part of the article:

    When Goliath defied the Lord God, David stood up to him. David trusted God to enable him to do what needed to be done. As a young shepheerd he wanted to do God's will even in the face of what looked like certain defeat. He WAnted to bring glory to God.......

    so you think 2answer of River' post to match it most?
    "In spite of" works the best there. I prefer "even though he was close to what looked like certain defeat".

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    Re: about word "face"

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    "In spite of" works the best there. I prefer "even though he was close to what looked like certain defeat".
    Thanks Mike, now I got it completely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ann L. View Post
    Thanks Mike, now I got it completely.
    You're welcome.

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