at the sight of

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: upon seeing
He faints at the sight of blood.

Examples of at the sight of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fraser is aghast — aghast — at the sight of Cat bussing the table by stacking plates on top of one another. Molly Fitzpatrick, Vulture, 12 Feb. 2024 No matter your mood, your soul will brighten at the sight of a saucer magnolia in full bloom; its flowers are fresher, cleaner, and more refined than those of any other tree. Joshua Siskin, Orange County Register, 18 May 2024 The couple, who has been married for over a decade and renewed their vows last year in Lake Como, Italy, at the sight of their first wedding ceremony at the Villa Pizzo – also told Barrymore their favorite parts of their spouse's body. Esme Mazzeo, Peoplemag, 16 May 2024 Melissa’s daughters were the next to appear, and in the clip, Maddie, 21, showed the phone to her sister, 19, who made a face of pure surprise at the sight of Hyland’s ring. Julia Moore, Peoplemag, 9 May 2024 While the hormones and neural signals are crucial to satiation, so is the sensory experience that takes place during the first phase of digestion—the cephalic phase—which begins at the sight of food. Andrew Chapman, Longreads, 18 Apr. 2024 Even without pads on, Muhammad was marveling at the sight of USC’s offensive linemen. Thuc Nhi Nguyen, Los Angeles Times, 22 Mar. 2024 Spot him thanks to his pristine 10-gallon hat, aviator sunglasses, security detail, and utter confusion at the sight of a posthole digger. Josh Condon, Robb Report, 25 Feb. 2024 Now, she’s hooked up with a 6-foot-5-inch behemoth of a man who slams his head into other men for a living — and who genuinely lights up at the sight of her. Christian Schneider, National Review, 1 Feb. 2024

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“At the sight of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/at%20the%20sight%20of. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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