Seated at my own table in clear noonday light I saw a person whom, without my previous experience, I should have taken at the first blush
for some housemaid who might have stayed at home to look after the place and who, availing herself of rare relief from observation and of the schoolroom table and my pens, ink, and paper, had applied herself to the considerable effort of a letter to her sweetheart.
From the first blush
of dawn until the closing of the twilight, the clatter of the hammer and the rasp of the saw was never absent from the monument which the immigrants erected to Him who had led them safe through many dangers.
As regarded Judge Pyncheon, it seemed probable, at first blush
, that the mode of his final departure might give him a larger and longer posthumous vogue than ordinarily attends the memory of a distinguished man.
She was gazing on it with the first blush
of surprise when Miss Tilney, anxious for her friend's being ready, entered the room, and to the rising shame of having harboured for some minutes an absurd expectation, was then added the shame of being caught in so idle a search.
With an eye keen as that of a bird of prey, -- with a long aquiline nose, a finely cut mouth, which he generally kept open, or rather which was gaping like the edges of a wound, -- this man would have presented to Lavater, if Lavater had lived at that time, a subject for physiognomical observations which at the first blush
would not have been very favourable to the person in question.
I owe you something, too, not only for what you've done for me, but for what I was fool enough to think about you at the first blush
After the first blush
of sin comes its indifference; and from immoral it becomes, as it were, unmoral, and not quite unnecessary to that life which we have made.
for the great men did not sup with the rest, but had each his own allowance in his study or the fifth-form room), cleaning candlesticks and putting in new candles, toasting cheese, bottling beer, and carrying messages about the house; and Tom, in the first blush
of his hero-worship, felt it a high privilege to receive orders from and be the bearer of the supper of old Brooke.
At first blush
, Kennedy seems surprisingly ill-suited to politics, an introvert in an extrovert's profession.
While the evidence seems strong at first blush
, it's not certain that this is burn-in.
its first blush
not the darker tones that come after and give it shape.
An IMDb reviewer points out: 'At first blush
, the plot seems fine .