Definition of 'at first sight'
Example sentences containing 'at first sight'
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This may at first sight appear as a magic solution to a complex problem. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The second distortion is one that at first sight appears to be almost unavoidable. The Runaway Brain: the Evolution of Human Uniqueness (1993)And at first sight it does appear ridiculous. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Proposals to choose representative assemblies by lot are not as absurd as they might at first sight appear. The Times Literary Supplement (2008)They were two halves of a lottery ticket which at first sight appeared to join but whose flourishes failed to match. A VERY ENGLISH DECEIT: The Secret History of the South Sea Bubble and the First Great Financial Scandal (2002)The Apostles appear at first sight to be crushed by the lowering evil. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It would appear at first sight obvious that lower prices should improve the diet of low-income families. Inside Perestroika: The Future of the Soviet Economy (1990)At first sight, it appears an odd topic for a book. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Sometimes I have to solve a garden or landscape problem which at first sight scarcely appears a problem at all. The Education of a Gardener (1994)On nine times future earnings it may at first sight appear cheap, but it isn't that good value. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Close observation shows that the hand of the knight that appears at first sight to hold one or other of them is, in fact, completely empty. 1066: and the Hidden History of the Bayeux Tapestry (2004)
Definition of at first sight from the Collins English Dictionary
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