on the face of it
- . to all appearances
Example Sentences Including 'on the face of it'
And, on the face of it , a few weeks of healthy eating can only do us good.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
He felt Helen's instinct was true, but on the face of it the police appeared to have drawn the logical conclusion.
LOST SUMMER (2002)
Indeed, for over two years now, HLL has been grappling, on the face of it unsuccessfully, with poor demand conditions.
Business Today (2003)
It was agreed that on the face of it the story seemed unlikely.
Left, Right and Centre
Once again, the transition from James II to William and Mary was, for Wren, on the face of it a smooth one.
THE OUTSTANDING CAREER OF SIR CHRISTOPHER WREN (2002)
So on the face of it David Blunkett's plans to give the police more powers of arrest over yobs seems a welcome idea.
Sun, News of the World (2004)
So what has precipitated the rapid decline of Tara P-T, a woman who, on the face of it , enjoyed life's advantages?
The last and most unnecessary murder on the face of it , but you and I know that nothing like that is done without a purpose.
The Endless Game
While on the face of it this sounds like a lot of money, in actual fact it amounts to only $3 on average for each Australian.
The Australian (2005)
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