→ He tried to justify his presence in Belfast.
→ His presence at the meeting was not welcome.
his presence in the village sa présence dans le village
The company has a strong presence in the UK. La compagnie a une forte présence au Royaume-Uni.
military presence présence militaire
→ the US military presence in Iraq
in her presence en sa présence
I felt comfortable in her presence. Je me sentais à l'aise en sa présence.
in my presence en ma présence
→ He told her in my presence.
in the presence of en présence de
in the presence of an observer en présence d'un observateur
→ The talks took place in the presence of a diplomatic observer.
to make one's presence felt se faire remarquer
→ The anti-capitalist movement makes its presence felt through demonstrations.
→ She made her presence felt at meetings by asking embarrassing questions.
(=impressive appearance) présence f
→ He had a tremendous physical presence.
→ They do not seem to have the vast, authoritative presence of those great men.
stage presence présence sur scène
→ Hendrix's stage presence appealed to thousands of teenage rebels.
(=ghost) présence f unseen presences présences invisibles → The forest was dark and silent, haunted by unseen presences. → She started to be affected by the ghostly presence she could feel in the house. → I was sure I felt his presence the day after he died.
n présence f policière
→ A more visible police presence is needed to combat street crime
→ The biggest police presence for years in central Paris
presence of mind
n présence f d'esprit
→ He had the presence of mind to put his emergency oxygen tube in his mouth.
→ I didn't have the presence of mind to warn them that we'll be away.
to have the presence of mind to do sth avoir la présence d'esprit de faire qch
→ Richard had the presence of mind to step forward and pick it up.