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

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presence

  
  ( 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.     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
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exp.
take credit for another person's accomplishment
exp.
kill someone; cause a big damage to someone
v.
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.
v.
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.
n.
is a sarcastic phrase, actualy point's out someone's pessimism
exp.
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
n.
what remains of someone's life in cyber space after his or her death
[Tech.]
exp.
to rattle someone's cage means to do something that is likely to annoy them or unsettle them
exp.
find a a partner for someone and act as an intermediary for the two persons to meet
exp.
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)
exp.
get seriously involved in a relationship
n.
someone who talks too much
[Australia] ; [NZ]
exp.
yell at someone; attack someone verbally or physically
[Slang];[UK]
exp.
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.
n.
disconnection of active online presence and accounts upon user's death.
[Tech.]
exp.
User’s online presence that hold the potential to be the key to ones online identity, value and worth.
[Tech.]
exp.
what's up
sms like writing, incorrect form in English
exp.
it's ready!
or "dinner's ready!"; "lunch is ready!"; "breakfast's ready!"
o.
could refer to a very weak cup of tea/pint of beer
n.
(in an auction, negotiation or other business competition) the situation in which the winning party has overrated the pursued object
[Bus.]
n.
a mess, a failure
[Slang];[UK] it comes from the cooking domain where the phrase described a dish that was not tasty enough and therefore thrown away to dogs
adj.
brought into servitude; slave to someone
n.
someone who works as a dishwasher
[Slang]
exp.
stop talking; refrain from saying something
informal
exp.
the duck's nuts, the best, the dog's bollocks
exp.
the best, the dog's bollocks , the bee's knees
exp.
When sth sounds too good to be true and not as good as it seems to be and you suspect that there is a hidden problem
exp.
be kept waiting
exp.
The duck's nuts, the best, the top.

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