Definition of At first sight

1. Adverb. Immediately. "It was love at first sight"

Exact synonyms: At First Glance

Definition of At first sight

1. Adverb. Superficially, without a full inspection. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of At First Sight

at call
at church every time the doors are open
at close range
at cost
at cross-purposes
at daggers drawn
at dark
at death's door
at ease
at ease(p)
at fault
at first
at first bluff
at first blush
at first glance
at first sight (current term)
at full speed
at full stretch
at full throttle
at full tilt
at gaze
at grade
at gunpoint
at hand
at hand(p)
at heart
at home
at issue
at issue(a)
at knifepoint

Literary usage of At first sight

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal of Researches Into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries by Charles Darwin (1846)
"... is a common feature in the landscape. breathing with such a spring, and dives again so instantaneously, that I defy any one at first sight to be sure ..."

2. The Popular Science Monthly (1894)
"... and to these it would at first sight seem natural and best to deliver electrical power straight from the power-house generators to their motors, ..."

3. Publications by Oxford Historical Society (1907)
"taken in observing the several Contents, and they are not immediately to be thrown by because at first sight they do not seem to be for our purpose. ..."

4. A History of Criticism and Literary Taste in Europe from the Earliest Texts by George Saintsbury (1902)
"... accept his excuse, put the Lives out of the „, ,, ,. question, and turn to the Moralia.1 As has been 1 ne Moralia * at first sight said above, ..."

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