at first sight

idiom

: when first seen or considered
It appears at first sight to be a simple matter of hiring more people.

Examples of at first sight in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jude Law’s Dickie was impossibly beautiful, the life of every party, and a man with whom the younger Tom Ripley of the movie understandably fell in love with at first sight. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 4 Apr. 2024 There’s a villain, love at first sight, a plot to frame someone for the murder, close calls, and improbable escapes. Lynnette Nicholas, Essence, 25 Mar. 2024 Love at first sight But there was no quick exit when Burchell stepped out onto the lawn at Sawgrass Players Club, which is home to 1,900 properties, making up 16 neighborhoods across 1,200 acres. Jack Bantock, CNN, 29 Feb. 2024 Though many might claim the world of reality dating has tried it all — a spectrum from love at first sight to love at no sight at all — producers at Peacock‘s Couple to Throuple still have something new to bring to the table. Zoe G Phillips, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Feb. 2024 Sue, a former dancer who sang in choruses, was smitten at first sight. Adriane Quinlan, Curbed, 25 Jan. 2024 Iris Caldwell was one of many brave people to marry a stranger at first sight. Elizabeth Ayoola, Essence, 15 Dec. 2023 And the pets seem, at first sight, to have only one facial expression: aloof. Ulrike Lemmin-Woolfrey, Discover Magazine, 5 Dec. 2023 But, what will become of the two once the wheels touch down in London, what will come of this chance encounter, and is love at first sight real? Maggie Horton, Country Living, 8 Sep. 2023

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“At first sight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/at%20first%20sight. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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