at first sight


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Adv.1.at first sight - immediatelyat first sight - immediately; "it was love at first sight"
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You have heard of beautiful young ladies falling in love at first sight, and have thought it natural enough.
De Courcy; I am really delighted with him; he is full as handsome, I think, as Mainwaring, and with such an open, good-humoured countenance, that one cannot help loving him at first sight.
But the danger was past--they had landed at last, With their boxes, portmanteaus, and bags: Yet at first sight the crew were not pleased with the view, Which consisted to chasms and crags.
And with some of you there is hatred at first sight.
The train crossed by a bridge of boats, and at first sight it looked quite fine.
She must be assured that it is not a criminal offence to love at first sight.
For a few minutes I thought I wasn't going to like Janet as much as I had expected at first sight.
This book has grown out of an attempt to harmonize two different tendencies, one in psychology, the other in physics, with both of which I find myself in sympathy, although at first sight they might seem inconsistent.
The haste with which he came to our releif so soon after the receipt of our Note, spoke so greatly in his favour that I hesitated not to pronounce him at first sight, a tender and simpathetic Freind.
There was a circumstance which at first sight seemed to entangle his delirious but still methodical scheme.
At first sight, his address is certainly not striking; and his person can hardly be called handsome, till the expression of his eyes, which are uncommonly good, and the general sweetness of his countenance, is perceived.
Forty-six percent said they believed in love at first sight, while 50percent said they did not.