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 ?
in the face of - a. in spite of b. when confronted with (dictionary.com)
Thank you , MikeNewYork and River both, I got it.
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?