in someone's presence meaning, in someone's presence definition | English Cobuild dictionary



  ( presences    plural  )
1       n-sing   Someone's presence in a place is the fact that they are there.  
with poss     (Antonym: absence)    They argued that his presence in the village could only stir up trouble..., Her Majesty later honoured the Headmaster with her presence at lunch.     
2       n-uncount   If you say that someone has presence, you mean that they impress people by their appearance and manner.  
oft supp N     (approval)    Hendrix's stage presence appealed to thousands of teenage rebels.     
3       n-count   A presence is a person or creature that you cannot see, but that you are aware of.  
LITERARY   She started to be affected by the ghostly presence she could feel in the house.     
4       n-sing   If a country has a military presence in another country, it has some of its armed forces there.  
usu supp N  
The Philippine government wants the US to maintain a military presence in Southeast Asia.     
5       n-uncount   If you refer to the presence of a substance in another thing, you mean that it is in that thing.  
with poss     (Antonym: absence)    The somewhat acid flavour is caused by the presence of lactic acid.     
6    If you are in someone's presence, you are in the same place as that person, and are close enough to them to be seen or heard.  
in someone's presence             phrase   PHR after v, v-link PHR  
The talks took place in the presence of a diplomatic observer.     
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kill someone; cause a big damage to someone
take credit for another person's accomplishment
to lie lazily (in the sun): lizards bask on rocks, people bask on beaches. Also fig: to bask in someone's reflected glory; to bask in media attention.
spoil someone's plans; spoil someone's pleasure or joy.
I hate to rain on your parade, but we will not be able to host your birthday party next week.
to rattle someone's cage means to do something that is likely to annoy them or unsettle them
Someone's ability to look and act like whoever is around him or her.
The fictional character of human chameleon Leonard Zelig (in the film "Zelig", 1983), who becomes a celebrity in the 1920s due to his ability to look and act like whoever is around him.
expression used when referring to someone's profession, background, social class or life experience
E.g: People from all walks of life will participate to the event
what remains of someone's life in cyber space after his or her death
the act of using someone else's identifying information with the intent to defraud others online
[Leg.];[Tech.] criminal act to steal a personal information online
meet someone by chance
E.g.I ran into James the other day when I was shopping (meaning=I met James without planning it, by chance)
find a a partner for someone and act as an intermediary for the two persons to meet
yell at someone; attack someone verbally or physically
the duck's nuts, the best, the dog's bollocks
the best, the dog's bollocks , the bee's knees
The duck's nuts, the best, the top.
get seriously involved in a relationship
get well with someone from the very beginning of the relationship
used when referring to romantic relationship, but also in a larger meaning: He hit it off with his teacher; he will continue taking classes with her.
someone who talks too much
[Australia] ; [NZ]
what's up
sms like writing, incorrect form in English
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