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face value

noun as in apparent worth of something

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Maybe it was the lifelong oh-so-mistaken tendency to take him at face value, to see just his exterior gawk and the commonplace physique, the failure to divine his internals.

Evidently, we should not take Facebook’s commitment to stop hate at face value.

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If you take the rates at face value, you’d expect one once every 50 years or so.

I think fans and people outside the industry took the press release at face value but people inside the industry heard pretty quickly what had really happened.

So even if we take links at face value, they’re pretty deeply entwined with brand.

Essentially, we are being left in a position where we are expected to just take agency promises at face value.

As a journalist, I knew not to accept anything on the Internet at face value.

Coined “obscenity regulations,” on face value they appear to ban material that “depicts or describes sexual misconduct.”

Their collective face value: trillions of whatever currency you choose.

But let's put partisan spin aside and accept Christie's contrite denials of personal knowledge at face value.

He was young, he was good looking, he had the education and appearance of a gentleman, and people accepted him at his face value.

Becoming possessed of a note of Maxime de Trailles in 1833, he succeeded by Scapinal tactics in obtaining face value of the paper.

They have taken me at my face value—face without moustache and kindred make-up.

Under no circumstances will stamps be sold for less than their face value.

This was entirely plausible and his hearers, The Hopper noted with relief, accepted it at face value.


On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to face value, such as: face, maturity value, nominal value, par value, and stated value.

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