The desires are not to be taken at their face-value, but are to be weighed and compared.
Double their face-value, and then I'll hand them over to anybody.
He was an expert accountant, and you can take figures upon their face-value.
It insists on taking conjunctions at their ‘face-value,’ just as they come.
It is still current at face-value, especially in Germanic lands.
He who takes things at their face-value here may indeed be deceived.
During the winter that followed, Houston's constant attention to Florence was generally accepted at its face-value.
As I mentioned a page or two back, the metal money disappeared and paper sank to one-sixth of its face-value.
Larry's looks had, certainly, a spell that was something in excess of what may be called their "face-value."
But many odd names which are often explained as corruptions may also have their face-value.