Definition of 'at face value'
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They had tried to take official hypocrisy about democracy at face value. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We accepted very little at face value. Christianity Today (2000)It is now obvious that police accounts of their behaviour cannot be accepted at face value. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Maybe next time don't be too quick to accept a story at face value. The Sun (2013)There are some things we accept at face value, despite the fact that they really make no sense at all. Times, Sunday Times (2009)To a surprising extent the media have accepted that at face value and this is a key reason why his first two months have gone so well. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Britain was only too anxious to accept at face value that the African politicians had indeed formed the consensus necessary to make independence viable. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)In a country whose history is so littered with real conspiracies, it is second nature to accept anything at face value with extreme reluctance. BLOOD AGAINST THE SNOWS: The Tragic Story of Nepal's Royal Dynasty (2002)Being heavily involved in running my own business at the time, I accepted the situation at face value. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Definition of at face value from the Collins English Dictionary
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