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at face value

from outward appearance; from what something first appears to be. (From the value printed on the "face" of a coin or bank note.) Don't just accept her offer at face value. Think of the implications. Joan tends to take people at face value and so she is always getting hurt.
See also: face, value
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Andy Nicol, who said he sold tickets to Eadie at face value and made nothing from it, declined to comment further.
And just in case a buyer was worried about lending for 20 years to such a dubious credit, there was a guarantee: If the company's bonds are not upgraded to investment grade within the next 10 years, it will buy all the bonds back, at face value.
00 per share of common stock and may be redeemed at face value by DRI, in whole or in part, at any time.
HCC may also be required to repurchase the Notes for cash, or its common stock, at face value plus accrued and unpaid interest upon the occurrence of certain change in control events occurring prior to April 1, 2009.
An investor group (in which a number of Company directors may participate) anticipates purchasing a substantial portion of the loans at face value in the near future.
0 million at face value of Convertible Preferred Stock and $43.
The shares are non-callable for 10 years, then may be called at face value at any time.