In One's Face Meaning

(idiomatic) In front of someone's face; before someone's eyes.

Example: 1675, Richard Baxter, Richard Baxter's Catholick Theologie: Plain, Pure, Peaceable: for Pacification of the Dogmatic Word-Warriours...[1], page 226:
  And why do you and all men regard or reward a loving thankful, obedient child, more than one that will scorn you and spit in your face?
1658, Samuel Crook, Christopher Barker, William Garrett, Ta diapheronta, or, Divine characters: in two parts...[2], page 70:
  This hypocrite will laugh in your face, and cut your throat...