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on sight

Definition of on sight

  1. :  upon seeing someone or something for the first time <She hated him on sight.> <The officers were ordered to shoot on sight.>



Word by Word Definitions

sightplay
  1. :  something that is seen :  spectacle

    :  something ludicrous or disorderly in appearance

    :  a great number or quantity

  1. :  to get or catch sight of

    :  to look at through or as if through a sight

    :  to test for straightness

  1. :  based on recognition or comprehension without previous study

    :  payable on presentation


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