in the face of something

in the face of something

If you do something in the face of problems or a difficult situation, you do it while dealing with those things. She has shown great courage in the face of her illness. Webster strongly supported the project, in the face of opposition from some of his colleagues.
See also: face, of, something

in the face of something

even though something, usually a danger, problem or unpleasant situation, etc. exists: In the face of all the evidence against you, how can you say that you’re innocent?She married him in the face of opposition from both her parents.In the face of very dangerous conditions, they managed to rescue all the men from the ship.
See also: face, of, something