Let us, for argument's sake, take the comparison at face-value and examine its message and veracity.
He was intimate with something below the face-value of public men, and he used the language that Providence made for maxims.
The desires are not to be taken at their face-value, but are to be weighed and compared.
Larry's looks had, certainly, a spell that was something in excess of what may be called their "face-value."
Double their face-value, and then I'll hand them over to anybody.
It insists on taking conjunctions at their ‘face-value,’ just as they come.
It is still current at face-value, especially in Germanic lands.
The suits are of no importance, the cards taking precedence according to their face-value.
He who takes things at their face-value here may indeed be deceived.
He was an expert accountant, and you can take figures upon their face-value.